When I uncovered a long since forgotten narrow piece of khaki twill and some smaller offcuts in my stash today, a plan was hatched to make a pleated skirt for Aimee. I used this pleated skirt tutorial as a guide, but I had to make a few allowances here and there as I was using smaller pieces than the tutorial suggested, plus I wanted to have a larger waistband which meant I had to sew some strips together from my scraps. It took me the whole afternoon to work it all out.
Aside from the waistband, the other main differences to the tutorial are that my version has fewer pleats and a single button closure. To add some length to the skirt, I paired the twill with the floral cotton left over from Renee's dress. The button on the waistband is covered with the same fabric. I love how it turned out.
I've just worked out how to add a button when linking to other people's blogs, I'm pretty excited about that. So, even though it's Sunday here, I'm joining in (I hope she won't mind):
Degree of difficulty: Fairly straightforward - always helps if there's a tutorial to guide you
Time taken: 4 hours
Result: Cute and carefree. Next time, I would reinforce the buttonhole, I can see that's going to be the Achilles heel of this little skirt.