As we head into the colder months, filled with jewel tones and plush fabrics, I decided to recreate an oldie, but a goodie. My 1-Hour Pleated Satin Skirt was cute, but the sherbet hue and short length would not transition too well into December and January, prime party season. I needed a skirt that was fabulous, functional, and fashionable. So, I grabbed a couple of yards of Mood’s beautiful Pleated Velour and got to work.
It’s so important to know that before you order your fabric, it is measured unpleated, so you need to measure your waist and estimate how much yardage you’ll need PLEATED and then go from there. My waist is 41″, so I grabbed 5 yards and had a little extra left over afterward.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 5 yards Woodbine Pleated Velour
- 1/2 yard Silver and Black Geometric Sequined Mesh
- 1/2 yard Whale Bone Stretch Cotton Sateen
- 1 Cement 9″ Invisible Zipper
For the last post, I utilized Sticky Draping Tape which worked beautifully, but velour does not take well to tape so I pinned all the pleats down. Tedious? Absolutely. Worth it? I think the photos speak for themselves. Plus, you don’t need to hem the bottom since velour doesn’t run!
I love this skirt, I am so set for New Years Eve Parties, Holiday parties, and honestly this skirt is so lovely I’ll wear it to the grocery store to make myself feel beautiful. What I really love is this green, which is so versatile, I can wear it in the summer when it’s a little rainy, in the winter with some tights and a sweater. I can dress it up, dress it down. This skirt can do it all, and so can I!
I was so nervous about this being a maxi skirt, I feel like they make me look really short. At the end of the day, I am short and I’ve decided to embrace that. I’m not a runway model, and I don’t need to be to look and feel as beautiful as this skirt is.
What color will you be using to create a fancy pleated skirt? Or will you dress it down with a more simple waistband? Let me know in the comments!