6/12/12

DIY Curtains sewn pleated skirt


Supplies: Curtains from this post. 
Elastic waist band

(handmade necklace by Saressa)


This pretty fabric was from a clearance curtain. It didn't have another set so I made it a dress, but didn't want to wear a tube dress so I finished it as a skirt. It turned out quite lovely, would look great at a wedding or reception dress. 

The beautiful gem necklace was handmade from Saressa.



DIY:
Video Here


1) Cut fabric to desired length. Measure out enough to make a full skirt (based off your measurements). 

2) Pleat by sewing folds back and forth evenly along the waistline like this. 

3) Once folds are all sewn along waistline, sew elastic band right sides together with pleated skirt. You will have to pull the elastic to fit. 

4) Sew the back seam up.  Finish hem if needed.

Very easy video here

 


21 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! It's a very cute skirt.
    please, check out what I did with a curtain:
    http://quepuedohacerconesto.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/nubes-clouds.html

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  2. You're talented. The skirt is lovely!

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  3. so girly, you're sooo talented!

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  4. So cute, such a professional look and all from a net curtain. Brilliant!

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  5. This looks so good, cant believe its a curtian.
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  6. Absolutely love this, can't wait till after I have the baby and I can fit into normal clothes again... well, maybe bigger normal clothes than before but still :D

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  7. cute! love the sheer stripes

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  8. so chic! this is something i'd like to try

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  9. just stumbled across your blog and you are amazing!! you have mad skills, dear. this skirt is awesome!

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  10. You are amazing!! I would love to buy something like this!! Do you sell on etsy?

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    1. Hi Jess. I do have an etsy shop, if you could email that would be best for a custom order.

      laurazpifer@gmail.com, I could sell you this one if it fits your measurements.

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  11. Very cute. I noticed in your video that your thread cone is upside down. Any reason ?

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  12. I just started following your blog & i adore it.
    This year i am trying to make my dreams come true.

    follow back, please & thank you <3

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  13. I love the skirt is very good! I also love to DIY :)
    I would love to visit my blog!.
    kiss.
    Galletita.
    http://www.galletitadejengibre.com/

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  14. This came out lovely! I absolutely love it on you. So chic. Newest follower here. Come visit my blog! :)
    ~Yesenia
    {then there was us}
    www.albitrefamilylove.com

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  15. This skirt looks really great. Does it have lining or is it another strechy skirt down there? Thanks!

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