Holiday Pleated Skirt

10:36 AM

Another pleated skirt for my sister-in-law this time!
She saw Carrie Underwood wearing this pretty glam, silver pleated skirt and wanted one of her own.
carrie underwood  Who made  Carrie Underwoods black short sleeve top and silver skirt?
She bought her fabric at Joann, which surprised me when I saw it.
The skirt is a silver satin base with the geometric sequined sheer over-skirt.
The sheer fabric was actually home decor, not apparel fabric. 
I thought the large geometric print with the sequins turned out really cool in the pleated skirt.

These skirts are pretty easy to make, I don't measure for the pleats at all.
I just use proportions and so it makes it go really fast and ends up looking more impressive than it actually is.
My christmas skirt was fuller, where she wanted less of a bell shape, more of a classic a-line skirt, so I just took less out of the beginning cylinder.

I thought it would be fun for New Year's as well.

Hope everyone enjoys the holidays this week!

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  1. That one is prettier than Carrie's! It's gorgeous!

    1. Thanks, I thought it turned out really pretty with the fabric she picked!

  2. That is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. I love the geometric print in it. Wow! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. This is so gorgeous. And way better than Carrie's. Well done!

  4. That came out beautiful! I love that fabric too!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

  5. Beautiful skirt! This version is much prettier than the original. =)

  6. Oh my I love her skirt better than the original one! So lovely and perfect for the holidays!

  7. I agree with the other commenters that this skirt is prettier than the inspiration peice. Love it!

  8. totally gorgeous and I also think it's better than the inspiration piece!

  9. Beautiful skirt Jessica! Did you just do a very thin fold over hem on the outer layer or hem it some other way?

    1. I basted around the raw edge 1/4" to give it a foundation. Then I did a regular double fold hem, and the basting stitch helps you turn it and keep it consistent on the thin fabric.
      I did the sheer overlay first, then I could hem the silver satin to be just 1/4" shorter so they lay right in the end.
      Hope this helps!

  10. Is the pattern for this skirt for sale? I love it!


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