Sewn : Cream Pleated Midi Skirt

Thursday, November 27, 2014


So I'm taking a sewing class at BYU this semester and I seriously love it. It's only beginning sewing but I'm learning so many new things. Like how to make topstitching on zippers super straight (use scotch tape!) and how to stretch fabric to put it on grain. (Definitely never have done this before.. haha)

This is the project I just made. We were told to make a skirt with a dart so I searched high and low for a pleated skirt pattern that had a dart, because I didn't feel like making a fitted skirt. I ended up using vintage Simplicity 5627 because that was the only one I could find that had one. Count on the vintage patterns to throw a random thing like that in there.


 Here's a picture without wind so you can see the drape better.



The fabric is this wool crepe from Mood Fabrics. I really love it, it was easy to work with (pleated well) and has a subtle stripe to it which I like. 




 I would have done an invisible zipper normally but we were told to choose between a lapped zipper or centered so I went with centered and used a gold medal one. I love it!! I'm so glad I didn't do an invisible one, it adds a nice element that I like. The zipper was bought from here





The only problem with taking the class is that now a super expensive sewing machine is at the top of my wishlist. haha, we use the Bernina B530's and they are amazing!! Holy cow.(Tip: Don't look up the price- it will hurt your eyes. haha)

56 comments:

  1. Beautiful skirt! I love that you didn't go with the usual fitted skirt for your project... and the gold zipper with the blush color is divine!

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    1. Thanks so much Margo! :) That was a really sweet comment, thank you.

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  2. Looks lovely! The gold/fabric combination is lush

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! And wow funny I didn't realize you'd commented on this- I just thought I randomly had found you on Kollabora like I said in my comment but I guess the sewing world is smaller than we think it is. haha

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  3. I love this! The cream combined with the gold zipper looks really pretty and fancy! How fun that you're taking a sewing class! In my tailoring class we use old Juki industrials... luckily I'm not tempted to buy one of those! ;) I can see how you might be tempted to get a nice Bernina!

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    1. Thanks Sonja! How do you like using an industrial machine? I've always been so curious to use one. Especially when watching Project Runway.. haha but that's really so you're taking a tailoring class though! Is it one of the ones held by FIT?

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  4. this is GORGEOUS! good color/fabric choice Haylee!

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  5. This is so pretty, Haylee! Love the color and the zipper!

    Also I looked up that Bernina - and now my eyes hurt ;) Can't say you didn't warn me! Lol

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    1. haha I know right? Exactly my reaction, yikes. Thanks though for the sweet comment Sally!

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  6. That skirt is gorgeous!! I would love to have one if you sold them on etsy!

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    1. Thank you!! That seriously means a lot to me, I'll let you know. :)

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  7. I love this minimalistic look!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Precious! And I love your blog! Can you get any more gorgeous? Seriously you are soo pretty. I'll definitely be following your blog from now on, you've got such a cute style.

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  8. Ooooh I just love these! I'm not very social and it's hard to find time for things between the toddler, the husband's work + school schedule, and the new baby coming once he's graduated... but someday I will figure out a way to attend a sewing class!!

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    1. Girl, I don't have a husband, a toddler, OR a job and I still am not social. hahaha that's so pathetic of me, I have no excuse. You definitely do though, that's a lot going on! But yes you definitely should, they really are a lot of fun. It helps that I'm getting credit through school for it too so it's easier to fit it in time wise. So I definitely don't blame you for not having time, they take a ton of time!

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  9. I love the drape of this fabric- its very ethereal. And epic work on the zip- I have never heard of using scotch tape so shall have a google. A lovely make!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Definitely do, I hope you're able to find something on it. If not maybe I'll do a tutorial for it- it's seriously been life changing for me!

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  10. Love that color! Beautiful skirt.

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  11. I'm signed up for a sewing class at BYU right now and I am so excited! I might not take it though since it would put me at 18 credits

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    1. 18 credits!? Girl you're crazy! haha no it's definitely worth taking still I think. I bet you could do it since you already know how to sew and aren't starting from scratch, you know? It's time consuming but that definitely helps a lot. I bet you'll love it, which class are you signed up for?

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    1. Hailey thank you!! Cutest name ps. ;)

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  13. I just can't get over how talented you are. Can't wait for the day when i will be able to purchase something made by you! This skirt is just simply amazing, and I agree this zipper ads super nice touch.
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    1. Weronika you are SO sweet, this comment just made my day. I am in loove with your blog and no I'm not just saying that. (Or is that not glaringly obvious given the amount of comments I just left you. haha) seriously though I couldn't stop looking through your archives. I really appreciated your moving abroad video, I'm looking to do that right now so it was nice to learn about your experience.

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  14. Love this outfit! The colors go perfectly together and those shoes are so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Courtney! I wear these shoes way too often so I'm glad you at least like them, haha thank you!

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  15. Did you sew your top too? If so, what pattern did you use?

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    1. Hey Jill! No I didn't, I got it at ASOS (sold out now but here's a red version they're still selling: http://tinyurl.com/lnp5ybg) but I've actually been meaning to make one like it because I love it and mine is getting a little worn. I was thinking of using the Scout Tee sewing pattern (http://shop.grainlinestudio.com/products/scout-tee) and then just cropping it or else Simplicity 8523 because I have that pattern laying around. For what it's worth, with the exception of the sleeves the top has two layers of chiffon so you may want to consider that when making it! Fun, If you end up making it I definitely would love to see a picture.

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    2. Hopefully, I'll get around to sewing one over Christmas break, when school isn't consuming my life.

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  16. Oh my.. You really are talented. I love that skirt. Great job.

    LEJA

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    1. Thanks so much Leja! Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. WOW you made that? That's crazy! And you're crazy skilled! I love the easy but chic look :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Audrey thank you so much! That was so nice of you to say, thank you.

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  18. you are so talented!
    i love this skirt.
    sewing class was one of my favorite classes ever.

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! It definitely was my favorite class this semester. I'm glad you liked yours too! Did you take it in college? A part of me wishes I didn't have to be graded but I guess that's the best way to learn. haha takes a bit of the fun out of it though.

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  19. Great post! Thanks for sharing!♥ Lovely pictures and i love your blog!

    Brittany// Polka and Dots

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  20. You MADE this?! It's beautiful! I really love that soft and feminine color, especially paired with the gold zipper. And this sewing class sounds fascinating- I can barely thread my sewing machine, let alone do all these fancy tricks with it. I'm very much looking forward to se what else you come up with :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Marlen this was the sweetest comment ever, thanks so so much. Really that meant a lot to me, thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much Antonella! Thanks for commenting on my blog, I'm excited to have found yours. So cool you're from Croatia! I'll definitely be following along from now on.

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  22. Such a beautiful skirt! The pleats and fabric combination make it drape and fall so beautifully! I love the exposed gold zipper too. It adds the perfect touch of edginess, while still remaining feminine and sweet!

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    1. Kendall this comment just made my DAY, thank you. That was seriously so nice of you to say, I know it takes time to leave a comment like that, that's specific and related to the post so really thank you. Especially one as sweet as that one was, thanks so much. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. The skirt is so cool! I can't believe you made it yourself. I'm very impressed haha
    xx

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  24. Girl! How cute!! Now I have to make one =D

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  25. This is beautiful! I've always wanted a midi skirt in that colour x

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