Monday, August 18, 2014

Upcyling a Pleated Skirt With Side Splits

You will need: 

Tape measure

To begin start with laying out your skirt, measure the distance you would like your side split to be. Mark with chalk your split point.

Place the skirt onto a Mannequin or willing model. Measure the distance up from the hem to your desired length. 

Once you have done both sides, lay your skirt on the table and unpick the hem & waistband to as far as u need.  Then cut vertically, from the hem to the waist. 

Turn inside out and sew to the point you marked with the chalk. 

Your skirt should still be inside out, sew down, each side of the split. 

Bar tack across the split opening on the right side up. 

Style as desired, for more details on how to style this skirt see our style tips, available on tuesday. 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda


Carissa said...

Very nice! I love all the pleated skirts I've been seeing recently.


jennifer elliott said...

Super cute skirt! I love the addition of the side slits. Nice job.