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October 14, 2011


Kristina Abernathy



Thank you. It looks like a very useful and versatile tutorial.


Oh!! Love!! Going to make a brown silk dupioni one!! THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love it in white too!!

Kristie Long

This skirt tutorial is great! Thanks for posting!


This is great! Thanks for sharing :)

x Rachel

Pink mohair

Thank you so much for this. I didn't realize you had this blog and I'm a big fan of your fabrics.

Pam @ Sallygoodin

This is the neatest pattern! I have two nieces that would adore these wrap skirts. Thank you for this pattern; yeah! :)


Love this! Can't wait to make one.

Chantelle - ThousandSquareFeet

The fabric is gorgeous and the book looks exciting!

Sheri D. Maple

I came across your blog while reading another one about your tutorial on the pleated skirt. I'm going to use this pattern to sew my niece. Thank you.


This skirt looks so pretty. I'm curious, however, how the pleats hold up after washing? Would they have to be re-pressed down the length of the skirt after each wash?


could this be worn by a teenager if someone were to make a larger size.


Tanya, I posted on my blog and facebook!


I would like the Market Bag.

BTW, can't wait to get the book, and love, love, love your new fabric line!!! Gotta get my hands on that!



My daughters love this skirt and asked if I could make one for them. What kind of fabric was used?


Hi Tanya,
I'm going to make this skirt tomorrow. Can't wait. Will send pix!


Brodi Palmr

I love it, my daughter loves to wear skirts! I can't wait to buy her some fun fabric and make her a bunch.

Nicole Smith

great pattern....I've been afraid of pleats but this makes it look easy!! Thanks!!

Jenny Klassen

I love the look of your skirt, but am having trouble getting it right. I measured my girls waist, multiplied and added and then pleated it accordion style and it is barely touching when I tried to fit it around her. (there is absolutely no overlap) I don't understand what went wrong. I really hope to make this for her for a christmas outfit, but don't know if I am making the pleats wrong or something. If you could help me I would really appreciate it!


Love it! trying it soon! I would like to know how much the overlap is (though the first picture is dreamy and beautiful) I can't tell the width of overlap or do they just touch edges?
Would you mind e-mailing me?


Danelle fisher

Yout style is inspiring. I love all your colors


I'm trying to figure out the overlap part too. If the ties extend from each side/end seam as for an apron, then there won't be any overlap when the ties are tied, even if you've allowed for those extra 6 inches. I'm thinking you'd need to top stitch a tie (separate from the waistband) 6 inches down the band from the end seam.

Vicky, if you don't want to re-press the pleats after laundering, you can have your pleats permanently pressed (at a dry cleaners?), edge stitch them, or use a non-crush fabric.
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Oh how cute this is! Thank you!

lori hammond

the skirt is soooo precious and ladylike. kudos n a great pattern and tyvm for sharing it.


such a fabulous idea! can't wait to start


I'm afraid I don't understand the tie part either - wouldn't there be a big slit running up the length when it's tied since there's no overlap? Do you weave it through a slit in the side or add a tie somewhere? I would love to make one for my daughter (and myself!) but can't seem to get I that dense??

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