Style-Delights: Lookbook: DIY Retro Style Pleated Skirt

August 1, 2013

Lookbook: DIY Retro Style Pleated Skirt

I always wanted to learn how to sew, but never had a chance to learn. Thanks to Youtube and sewing blogs, I got enough courage to finally buy a beginner sewing machine! After trying out some simple skirts and dresses fro my little girl, I thought to make a skirt for myself. I am obsessed with full midi skirts these days! So I got cheap fabric from Walmart, followed youtube instructions on how to sew pleats and did it! It came out pretty neat if I say so myself:-)
In retrospect, I might have bought better fabric! LOL! But I was sure I am gonna ruin the skirt in first attempt, so $1.50 a yard fabric seemed a safe bet at the time:-)
This fabric has seersucker style stripes, but the fabric is not seersucker, it is very stiff. It falls nicely with the pleats though. My next project - a circle skirt with invisible zipper! Wish me luck!:-)


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20 comments :

  1. Congrats on your success - the skirt looks great! I have been wanting to learn how to sew as well but just don't have the time. I re-learned how to knit via youtube and I am still finishing my cable scarf going on 2+ years.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  2. U look really great.. so stylish and so retro... good job on the skirt and sewing!! :)
    http://pineapple-ish.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. nice skirt, bag <3 <3
    http://tuttiigiornidelconsiglidiunadonna.blogspot.hu/

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  4. I'm loving midi skirt right now too! You did a great job!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  5. While the skirt looks neat on you,my eyes are all over those studded delish loafers :)

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  6. I love this style, retro and chic at the same time. Your skirt is so pretty.

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  7. Your skirt came out SO cute! Love the retro vibe!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. Great job on the retro skirt, super cute.

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  9. You made this skirt?? It´s soooo faboulous!! Very pretty and looks totaly good on you :)
    Very nice outfit in general <3
    xxo from Munich

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  10. You look fabulous and I love that skirt. I can't believe you made it! I wish I had that talent. It is fabulous xoxox

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  11. Great work Jyoti!! You are not just a styling champion but a DIY one too! Love this whole look bag shoes and headband included:-)
    Love
    K
    klassystylefiles.blogspot.com.au

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  12. It came out fabulous dear! I also wish to learn to sew and once my house is fully rennovated and i have my work room, I also plan to sew. I am going to make shift dresses, but would love to learn to do skirts as well! You look great and again, you did so good with this! xx Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com/2013/07/mini-skirts-fall-2013.html

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  13. Doesn't look like it was your first attempt at sewing! The pleats have come out very neat! Congratulations! keep going..

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  14. Hi Jyoti! Beautiful retro look, this kind of style suits you! The skirt is so lovely and I love your loafers! Happy Friday dear, kisses! xo

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    1. Ps you did an amazing job with the skit, wish I was able too!

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  15. you did a great job on that skirt! i love this whole look..

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  16. You're definitely good for a first timer. Keep up the great work!

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  17. Can't believe you did for the first time.. Love it.
    Love
    Shilpi
    www.pinkjasminestyling.com

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  18. Can't believe you did for the first time.. Love it.
    Love
    Shilpi
    www.pinkjasminestyling.com

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