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Box pleated Skirt

Happy Saturday and hoping Everyone enjoyed their day.  I actually got out today, honestly I was forced out, had to do food shopping.  I am an introverted weekender, return home from work on Friday and do not leave the house til Monday morning for work.  So out I went and also made a pit stop at Joanns.  Picked up a few patterns, Vogue 9175, McCalls 7331, McCalls 7317 & Mccalls 7319, so the trip out & about was worth it...lol.

While surfing FB this week, I came across a skirt tutorial via Faye Sewing Adventure FB post, regarding Stylesewme's Box Pleated Skirt tutorial.  Talk about easy peasy & great tut.. yeah... a must view.  She did an awesome job.

Her tutorial had my must make sewing on fleet.  Of course, I had to test the technique out.  Made a pit stop at my local fabric spot and picked up this geometric print for $1.50/yd.  Check it tho'  it's shower curtain fabric..  hardcore polyester... like  stone cold Poly & Esther to the bone.


I immediately washed it & dried, which softened it a teeny bit.  End result ... perfect for box pleats.


Dived right into sewing a skirt, her technique for box pleating was on point... went smoothly.  Even her no hook & eye technique.. super smooth.  I was doing the stanky leg dance... all happy... try-on time.  I just knew the zipper was stuck... seriously why wasn't it zipping up.   After a lil wiggling, the zipper went up, however,  I had a severe case of puffer fish syndrome ... man if I wanted to drink water I would be a casualty.

Take 2...

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Made sure not to cut off more than my girth and all was right with the world.  Hope to have pics up soon in my shower curtain skirt.  In the mean time on to pulling out some other  fabric for a remake.

Until then, 
Have an Awesome Weekend!!

12 comments:

Andrea said...

Cool skirt, never would have imagined that was shower curtain poly. You got it to take the creases well.

Lisa R said...

Very cute fabric and your skirt came out great!

Sheila said...

Thank you Andrea ! The fabric handles high heat awesomely, so the pleats came out really sharp. For the 2nd one I edge stitched each pleat.

Sheila said...

Thank you Lisa !

Faye Lewis said...

BRAVO Sheila! Gorgeous - what a win!!! Now you are going to have me looking for shower curtains!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye !

Aminat said...

Beautiful skirt Sheila, and love your shower curtain fabric...

Sheila said...

Thank you Aminat!

Eryn @ StyleSewMe.com said...

You did a great job! I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful! Be careful on that zipper. Usually when it's stuck, it's a small piece of thread in there that has to be plucked out. I love that fabric from the curtain!

Sheila said...

Thank you Erin, your tutorial is sew user friendly. Yes, thread is a total enemy for zippers.

HobbyLover said...

Really nice skirt and love the fabric. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Those are what help me up my sewing skills.

Sheila said...

Thank you HobbyLover and your are welcome. I luv me some YouTube viewing.