As you can see, A Fashion Addict has gone through some serious cosmetic changes. A face lift! Take a few minutes to take a look around & check out the new features. My hope is that you can find everything you’re looking for with ease & more importantly, want to come back for more 🙂
My current & latest obsession is box pleats!! I like the structured look that it adds, especially to skirts. They’re easy to create and there’s no pattern needed. Even better, right?
Here’s the look that inspired me…
Shop the look: Sacks Fifth Ave $495 Pleated Leather Skirt
Sew the Look:
For this particular skirt, you can use a Linen-Look silky knit, lightweight suiting fabrics etc. Experiment with your fabrics. I’m sure you can create this look with a variety of fabric choices.
Things you’ll need:
- Your waist and length measurements (+2-3 inches for the waistband)
- Hook & Eye
- Matching Thread
I created my own faced waistband and successfully installed a zipper down the back, center & closed with a hook and eye.
Having pockets is a must-have for me >> I added side pockets using Vogue 8909 pocket pattern. Also seen here.
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A few tips to remember: To save yourself time on the back end, cut the length of your skirt 1st. Serge the edges (or zig zag stitch); hem the bottom and then create your pleats. Don’t be in a rush to make the pleats 1st! You’ll be disappointed when you have to go back over your garment later.
I’m thinking of doing a tutorial on creating box pleats, so stay tuned!
This really is such a quick and easy project, great for beginners!
Interested in learning how I made these pleats? Let me know in the comment box below!
Until next time,