So tonight i made a skirt:
there's lobsters on it!
and its pleated!
and theres a zebra button!
this is my first post.... the end!
P.S.~ BEING BOILED HURTS!! LIBERATE A LOBSTER! (which is what my green shirt says... also made (or ironed on) by me)
Okay, ladies!!! (and gentlemen, if you gentlemen are into making skirts)
Step 1.) Measure aorund your waist, add a dfew inches, depending on how much you want it to overlap, then like.. 3 inches for the part you have to hem So then you cut out the fabric, and hem all 3 sides so it doesnt look like crap. It'll look like this:
step 2.) How long do you want your skirt? (or the skirt you're making a girl...or um yourself, whatever) i dont care, you decide, then add like uhh... the amount of inches your waistband is and another 3 or so inches for hemming... hem this hunk of cloth too. Just assume you'll need a boatload of fabric becuase pleats take a lot of width. (i got 2.5 yards but i think 2 would be fine) then IT will look like THIS:
step 3.) then we start the pleating, which is the hard part. Okay. so i used 3 inch pleats. SO!
you measure 3 inches, then fold 3 inches under, and pin it to the next 3 inches.... let me know if that made so sense...
Step 486596.) So, now you're going to sew the pleats so they stay. like in this here picture!
and then you do that until all the pleats are sewed pleatey.
**** important tip!!*** make sure your pleats are going the right way!! i maden this one skirt and they all pleated in and the outside just loooked ridiculous.
step 6.02 times 10^23) sew on the waistband... if it doesnt fit... improvise. you'll probably have to along the way anyway.
Step last step: Sew on a button, a zipper, a string, whaaaatever.
and badabing! you're done.