Monday, November 28, 2011

30DoC: Pinterest Finds

Friends, it is hardly a secret that I love Pinterest with a fiery passion.  For this challenge, I selected a pin in my Sewing Inspiration board: See Kate Sew's tutorial on using horizontal pleats to spice up a skirt.

This purple polka dot skirt was sitting in my refashion pile without any love, so I decided to conduct my experiment on it...

Close up of the horizontal pleat.  I love the little decorative touch it adds to the skirt - I may even add another before I wear it again this summer! I'll have to remember this before I hem another skirt - this was definitely easier :)


Friends, have you ever used horizontal pleats on a skirt or shirt?  Do you think you'll add this touch to any pieces in your wardrobe?  Let me know - I'd love to know what you're brainstorming!

PS If you haven't seen Becky's post from today, she made a really fabulous sculpture!


  1. I just ordered the Colette Sewing Handbook and had my eye on the Pastille dress with horizontal pleats at the hem. Now you've got me thinking it would be fun as a skirt, too!

  2. Your 30DoC challenge is so much fun to read about! I'm so impressed with how much you're getting done! RL x

  3. Thanks for the tutorial link - I've bookmarked it. I like the sass it adds to the skirt. :)

  4. Never tried but will add on my skills to have list...xx

  5. Did you ever have to do this in the costume shop? I remember having to do this to those big rehearsal skirts all the time! Haha! This is much prettier though.

  6. I *love* the horizontal pleat! Totally had to add this to my Pinterest page so I recall how cute it is the next time I make a skirt :-)