Thursday, September 11, 2008

Beattie's Pleated Skirt and Pom Poms.



Great, easy (read: no pattern required) inverted pleated skirt in Tessuti's 100% Wool - Black/Jaffa Woven Spot made by Beattie....who also happens to make these fabulous pom pom necklaces ( image below ).

2 comments:

  1. If it's made with no pattern then, um... how do you make it? I've been wanting to make a skirt like that with some beautiful stripe/ gingham Trelise Cooper fabric mah mama bought me.

    Is it just a long pleated rectangle attached to a waistband?

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  2. Hi Lupinbunny,

    Cut out two rectangles - the desired width at the bottom hem plus side seam allowances (measure the finished hem width of a skirt in the stores that you like the fit of).Keep a tape measure handy in your bag at all times!

    Then invert the centre pleats and add two knife pleats either side of that - when finished , should fit to your waistband. Add a side zipper and sew on your waistband - which you will cut to your waist measurement plus overlap and seam allowance.

    Add a 1.5 inch hem to the bottom of your skirt....and there you have a easy skirt.

    cheers

    Colette

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