Floraly pleats

Pleated skirt


Pleated skirt

Pleated skirt
top: Modcloth // skirt: self-made // shoes: Seychelles 

After a whole week of failing to take photos for one reason or another, I got up this morning and checked the weather. Seeing that it was 50 degrees out and would be rainy tomorrow, I got dressed up and headed upstairs for a quick photo shoot. Except instead of 50 degrees, it felt more like 30 and was windy and miserable. So I took a few quick shots before giving up and heading back to the elevator.

As I was waiting for the elevator, it suddenly occurred to me that I was in a toasty warm room with bright natural light shining in. So I set up my tripod and took a few more pictures. Win! I love finding new places to take photos.

Anyway, I bought this fabric more than a year ago back when I owned zero skirts. It sat in my stash pile for this long mostly because I could not for the life of me figure out how to draft a skirt, but at the same time felt that skirts should be too easy to spend money on patterns for.

Luckily making so many dresses recently has made skirt-drafting a breeze. This one is just a simple pleated skirt with a slightly overlapping band held down by snap closures. I made the pleats pretty big because I thought it went better with the bold floral print than tiny pleats would.

All in all, pretty happy with how it turned out!

Lastly, I want to thank you guys for your lovely comments about the Boston bombing. I really appreciate all your sweet notes! <3

12 thoughts on “Floraly pleats”

  1. The conversation went like this…
    Husband “That’s cool. Did she make it?”
    Me “Yep”
    Husband “It’d suit you”
    Me “Yep”
    Husband “I give you permission to buy fabric”

    Like I needed permission anyway!

  2. Wow that first picture of you is gorgeous!
    I’m at that point where I have like 0 skirts in my closet, but I find it so difficult to wear skirts I feel silly making one!
    I love the skirt and it looks great with the green slouchy blouse.

    1. That’s how I felt for the longest time! But then I realized it was because I could never find skirts in stores that suited my body type so I felt awkward.

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