Easter Skirt11:44 PM
This skirt was first inspired by THIS dress when I was looking around for sack dress ideas. I loved the box pleated strip on the neck line. I found this green floral print for $2/ yd. The skirt cost $4.00!! I used a skirt I already had for the pattern. So basically a normal A-line skirt with the pleat train around the hem.
I cut the skirt on the bias to help it hang better. Then measured the circumference/ length of the hem so I would know how long to make my pleat train. I tripled the hem length and cut a long strip 4.5" wide. I sewed it into a long tube--I think it was 190" long. Flipped it right side out and pressed the seam in the back of the tube. At this point you have a super long flat piece that is 2" high.
Next, pressing each pleat I made the face 2" wide tucking the fabric underneath, making box pleats. So each pleat should be a square on the front if I measured correctly. Pressing each pleat helped set it, and then I used masking tape to keep them together as I worked along the whole length of the strip. Once they were all pressed and taped, I basted along one side about 1/2" from the edge. This was probably the most time consuming step.
Then all you have to do is pin it to the skirt, I pinned the bottom of the pleat train 3" above hem. Top stitch over basting stitching to secure pleats to skirt. I zig-zagged a narrow white ribbon on top.