Monday, August 19, 2013

Easy Breezy Pleaty

A while ago, I ordered this accordion pleated chiffon from fabric.com.  If I recall, I got a really good deal, and only spent a few dollars a yard on it.  I lined it with some drapey cream jersey, added an elastic waist band, and voila! The easiest skirt ever was born.

I wish I could say more, but that's all there is to it--I didn't even bother hemming it.  I just cut, sewed around the elastic, and wore it to work a few hours later.

I PROMISE this hem is even in real life :)


If you'd like to make one of your own, you should check out the one hour skirt tutorial.  I didn't use it (I just used my head and some suggestive language) but it's seems like it's pretty similar to what I did!


Aren't quick, easy makes the best?


ALSO, in case you care: there are grapes growing in my back yard.  In Queens.  A tree grows in Brooklyn?  Well grapes grow in Queens.

Naturally,  I made you all a photo collage in which you can see exactly zero grapes.  I know, I know, I really shouldn't have...


12 comments:

  1. Super cute! That belt is the perfect accessory :)

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  2. Thanks! I also forgot to take a close-up of my necklace, which is a sewing machine...the ultimate accessory!

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  3. Very cute, I love the pleats!

    Also, I require grape leaves...

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  4. come on over! The old lady next door does it ALL the time!

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  5. That's a very cute skirt! And it's pretty cool that you have grapes growing in your yard.

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  6. Quick and easy. Love it! Who needs a hem anyway?

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  7. Thanks!


    I know, right? Also a bit weird...I have no clue how long ago they must have been planted to be growing so widely! I didn't think that grapes even grew in a NY type of climate.

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  8. Thank you! Agreed. Hemming is probably my least favorite part of finishing a garment!

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  9. Cute! I love it when simple projects come together like that.

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  10. Thanks! Me too. It's honestly the best feeling when something quick and easy turns out to actually be quick and easy!

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  11. Super cute! Quick projects are the best! I agree with Sally, that belt pairs well with the skirt.

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  12. Thanks Becca. I agree with you guys too...I'll probably never wear it without the belt. I'm not a big fan of the exposed elasticated waist.

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