Scrolling through Mood Sewciety, I found a post that I took as a personal challenge. It said “1-Hour Pleated Satin Skirt” and all I could think is there’s no way I can make a skirt in an hour. So, I took to the sewing machine and made a skirt in under an hour.
It’s important to note that this fabric is measured unpleated, so you’re going to need more fabric than you think.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 8 yards Creamsicle Pleated Stretch Satin
- 2 yards Yellow Sating-Faced Multicolor Floral Jacquard
- 1 yard Black Single-Faced Woven Fusible Interfacing
- 1 Creamsicle 9″ Invisible Zipper
- Black Sticky Draping Tape
The skirt came out super cute, and it’s very easily altered. You can change the length, choose a solid fabric as the waistband, or simply choose a different print! This is always really important to me in a pattern or DIY, since patterns in general often fail to make proper adjustments for plus size women. We’re not all tall, Amazonian goddesses. Some of us are short goddesses with big feet and no booty and that’s okay.
I loved the way Robyn looked in her midi skirt, but I tend to look too short in those, so I decided to create a mini skirt. I love how it came out, and the pop of color the jacquard waistband gives is amazing! I’ll be pairing this skirt with white tights and cozy sweaters well into the winter since I totally feel like a figure skater in this skirt.
What color combination will you be using to create this fabulous skirt? Let me know in the comments!