cardigan: cozy, striped shirt: target, pleated skirt: made by me, shoes: target (shop), clutch: thrifted
photos courtesy of molly hunter photography
 Because I have a pretty short attention span, I tend to choose sewing projects that don’t require a ton of time. I don’t mind working on something for a week (only working an hour or two a day), but that’s usually the longest I can go. After that I get bored, and the project goes unfinished. 

I should have known that a pleated skirt would be a big project, but I saw them popping up everywhere and figured it would be a fun one to tackle. Wrong.

I planned to do a tutorial for this one, but trust me when I say it’s not worth the hassle. Just go buy one. Plus, the entire tutorial would pretty much be “iron four thousand pleats.”

  • What a sweet skirt!

  • Ha, that last bit about ironing 4000 pleats makes me laugh. Can you buy pre-pleated fabric?

  • Such a pretty skirt! That's so cool that you made it yourself, especially since it had so many pleats!

    The Tiny Heart

  • Hehe, my mom keeps trying to tell me to make a pleated skirt too, and I tell her the same bit about ironing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yours turned out super cute though, I love the way you've styled it with the blue!

  • Ugh, I cannot even imagine making a pleated skirt. I'm impressed you had the wherewithal to finish it!

    lace, etc.

  • Wow Mer! It turned out so cute! You are so talented.

  • I have really been crushing the pleated skirt and when i saw this one on you it made me want one more and when you said you made it i was thinking "I can do this!" but I'll be taking your advice and making a purchase instead ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mel

    Another great creation! Beautiful!

    I also love that bag.

  • RA

    If that had been your tutorial, I would have laughed and laughed.

  • Your hard work definitely paid off! You created such a cute piece! Have a great day! PS–I'm holding a giveaway on my blog…check it out!

  • beautiful!!! I love your skirt =)

  • You are much more brave than me! It looks awesome!

  • wow. i cannot believe you made that. you have more patience than you think! it's gorgeous, though…if that makes you feel better! and it looks amazing on you!

  • haha, well it sure turned out cute! love it paired with the stripes, and i am seriously sooo impressed with the refashion you did on that black dress. nice work!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gorgeous skirt! I've been dying for a pleated skirt forever! You look wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh my gosh the pleated skirt is SO gorgeous!! Your awesome!!

  • I love it! I have wanted a skirt like this for so long!

  • I love your skirt! Simply gorgeous! I just stumbled upon your blog and can't wait to try your dolman sleeve top tutorial! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love your pleated skirt and striped top! You look great ๐Ÿ™‚