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Topic: How to make a pleated skirt: 1 spiderman pillowcase = 1 hot little skirt  (Read 130597 times)
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« on: March 02, 2004 02:42:09 PM »

hey oh... check out what i did with an awesome 69 cent spiderman pillowcase i found at thrift town.. it took me about an hour to make.

i just cut 2 ten inch tall sections of the pillowcase sewed them together and pleated them and sewed them to a bottom of an old black t-shirt i folded over to make a waistband out of...
and voila, time to rock and roll...
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2004 02:44:55 PM »

That skirt truely is awesome!!!!!!  Even if it wasn't spidey it would still rock!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004 02:52:40 PM »

WOW-O-WOW! I just LOVE pleated skirts...but i have yet to accomplish making the pleats! Please help me! i love your skirt though! It definatley rocks my socks! hehehehe
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2004 02:54:05 PM »

Ok what is it with everytime I go into Thrift Town they want $2 for the cute character pillowcases... Is this some vile conspiracy against me??  Shocked

Cute skirt, I'm diggin the spiderman motif!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2004 03:01:02 PM »

what  a cute  skirt. nice job   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2004 08:42:57 PM »

WOW-O-WOW! I just LOVE pleated skirts...but i have yet to accomplish making the pleats! Please help me! i love your skirt though! It definatley rocks my socks! hehehehe
hehe, thanks for the compliments guys, it makes me feel special. anyway pleats are pretty simple i think, the trick is probably ironing your pleats as you go so they stay..


i folded over my pleats about an inch, but on a storebought skirt of mine it's folded over about 3 inches.

i hope this picture shows the the finished pleats *you'd want to hem the bottom of your fabric before you make pleats, to make it easier*

then pin the top of your pleats and sew across so you've got your pleated ruffle and then sew it on to your waistband. it's tricky sewing the sides of your pleats together once they're sewed on to your skirt, i try to sew under the pleat so the seams hidden

the size of your pleats are up to you and you can measure them to make sure they're perfect or just eyeball it, because it doesn't really matter if they're exactly the same width. and i know there's other ways of pleating but i don't know any... i hope this made sense, and was sorta helpful, sorry it was so long... ta ta for now!

p.s. spiderman rules.. hehe.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2004 09:23:19 PM »

Great job.. I'm so jealous..   Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2004 07:20:25 AM »

oh! that's soo cool! great job! i like how you made the top out of a tshirt. very clever.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2004 10:48:38 AM »

Very nifty!   What a fun skirt!!  
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2004 01:54:19 PM »

*begs for step by step instructions*
I am really curious about the top.. Do you just slip it on?
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