midi

DIY Pleated Midi Skirt | Butterick B6556

I was starting to get a bit worried I might be losing my sewing friends over the abundance of capsuling and style related posts lately. But fear not, handmade lovers, this post will actually talk about a project I made with my own two hands, and well, my sewing machine.

I have been dreaming about a pleated midi skirt for ages, and I have loads of Pinterest images saved for inspiration, but somehow I never really got around to making one. I kept looking for patterns and none seemed to hit the mark. Until I asked my friend and sewing goddess, CL Hardie (The Thrifty Stitcher) of the Sewing Bee fame, and she recommended a pattern whose skirt was just right.

I also had the added incentive of a relaxed wedding we had to go to, plus I really wanted this part of my Red Spring capsule to take it with me to the US for my trip last week. It really was the central piece around which I imagined everything else, so definitely no pressure there…

It also happened that I noticed there was a sale on the McCalls website, which usually means that if I order 3 patterns plus shipping still ends up being cheaper than buying them full price in the UK. I got two other MacCalls Spring patterns that I was lusting after, but goodness knows when will they make my sewing queue at the rate of my productivity (or lack there off) lately.

But more about this skirt…

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