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.”



  1. Janssen says:

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

  2. TheTinyHeart says:

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

    The Tiny Heart

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

  4. preethi says:

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

    lace, etc.

  5. Kayla says:

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

  6. 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 πŸ™‚

  7. Mel says:

    Another great creation! Beautiful!

    I also love that bag.

  8. RA says:

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

  9. Jenni says:

    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!

  10. Elle R. says:

    beautiful!!! I love your skirt =)

  11. kaila sue says:

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

  12. two birds says:

    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!

  13. 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!! πŸ™‚

  14. Kelly says:

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

  15. Sayaka says:

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

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

  17. StaceyB says:

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

  18. Audrey says:

    Love your pleated skirt and striped top! You look great πŸ™‚

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