Posted by burntmuffin on 22nd March 2010

Winter skirts

I found some plain cord fabric in the garage the other day. I’d bought it in 2004 to make some overalls for a little boy and had less than a 1/2 metre left. It was just enough to make a skirt for my 2.5 year old.

I’ve always wanted to try to make a pleated skirt and LiEr at ikatbag has this great tutorial on how to make one.

My pleating technique needs a lot of work, but it was really fun to make.

Here’s another skirt I made with the same technique but with printed cord this time and an old pair of baby jeans. (Surprising how little ones tend to grow a lot height-wise but not much width-wise).

I basically used the same pleating technique for the skirt, and cut off the jeans at the hips to make the top of the skirt. A few washes in the machine and the raw edge of the jeans (which I didn’t bother to tidy up/hem) will fray and look pretty cool.

1x baby jeans and some printed cord

Cut jeans at hip level. Pleat the cord, pin to the jeans and sew.

Jeans and cord skirt

Check out my related posts:

  1. Singlets for winter – Part 1
  2. Singlets for winter – Part 2
  3. The Bubble Dress and the Bucket Hat

    2 Responses

  1. Muks says:

    Yeah… you only really start the width-wise growth in earnest after 21.

  2. Mr K says:

    or after the “I Do” -> at least in the case of the male of the species :D

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