A couple of months ago (had to have been early summer) I found a cute skirt tutorial for a chevron pleated skirt and decided that would be a good way to replace some of the printed skirts DH doesn't like.
The front two have been shelved for a couple months now. The parasol one reminds me of Kaylee and the dot one is just fun.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
- Fabric: Gray Broadcloth, Zig Zag Storm Twill
- Pattern: Crafty Cupboard's Pleated Chevron Skirt
- Year: Early 2010s
- Notions: All Purpose White Thread, Blind Hem Foot, Regular Presser Foot, Zipper
- Techniques/Tutorials: Hemming an Inverted Pleat
- Cost: <$20
- Time: 10 Hours, ripped out a lot of seams trying to get the chevrons properly lined up
- Make Again?: Nope, no need for another skirt like this
- Alterations: My own measurements, omitted the pockets, used an invisible zipper
The fabric is pretty hefty on its own but it is a bit see-through on the white stripes, thus the broadcloth, it also messed up my chevrons a bit and so the pleats WILL NOT press properly. I'm not too happy about that fact. I'd also hem it a little longer and bind the seams with more of the broadcloth but I'm too lazy to do so now. Also, I would interface the waistband so it doesn't fold in half like it does now. I am, however, proud of the hem, nice and tidy invisible hem (my first attempt at one actually).
* I'm growing it out on the off chance I can afford a few shows this summer. With hunters I could just smoosh it up in a hairnet but it seems like a bun is pretty much expected in dressage and my preferred cut is too short for even a fake bun without a ton of bobbypins.