Tuesday, November 20, 2012
For about two years now I've had this image in my mind of a skirt... a grey pleated skirt. Oh, how cute it would look with colored tights! Or that new sweater I just bought. Or those boots...
Then someone gave a us a huge amount of grey... I don't know what kind of fabric. But now my skirt would be practically free!
So when I needed some cute skirt outfits to wear to a conference last month it was time to actually make the skirt! My sister had used New Look 6566 (I can't find it on Simplicity's website... sorry!) to make a couple of pleated skirts that turned out really nicely, so that was the pattern I used.
Making the pleats was a little time consuming, but not difficult. The only thing that has caused me trouble at all is getting the pleats to stay ironed in... But I think I'm starting to figure it out. Just use lots of heat. :)
I love this skirt! It's such a perfect neutral color that goes with so many things!
(Oh, and we had a lot of fun with this book photo shoot! Though getting our cat Schubert to stay on the book pile was quite a chore... haha)