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Pleated skirt

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My New Summer Skirt

Created in this Craftsy class

Design and Sew an A-Line Skirt taught by Deborah Moebes

Join author Deborah Moebes in this sewing adventure as you design and sew an a-line skirt tailored to your shape and style.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical
Shangri-La on

Looks great! Are those stitched-down pleats in the belly area? How do you go about measuring to account for the fullness you want? Did you make and use a facing? Stylish as well as comfortable! Congrats!

07/06/2013 Flag

I just eyeballed the spacing with the pleats. I did stitch them down about 2inches. My hip measurement times 4 is where I start. If I feel it's too full I take some of the fabric out. I don't stitch down until I am sure about fullness. i used bias tape as a facing.

07/20/2013 Flag

Great job! Love the fabric you used.

07/08/2013 Flag

Lovely! Great way to modify the basic pattern.

07/10/2013 Flag

So, hip measurement X4, adjust as desired; stitch down when it's the waist measurement? Then insert the zipper?

08/01/2013 Flag

This is really really nice. Love the fabric and the contrast is just perfect.......I'm going to have to be a copycat! Enjoy wearing it :0)

09/13/2013 Flag