Sewing Tutorial: Knife Pleated Skirt

Sewing Tutorial: Knife Pleated Skirt

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Sewing Tutorial: Knife Pleated Skirt


This outfit was inspired by Blake Lively’s character Serena VanDerWoodsen on gossip girl, where she’s wearing a school uniform and her tie matches her skirt matches her headband:

My take is that of a classic pleated skirt. The fabric I used is tartan (the black watch tartan to be specific) which gives it a preppy, schoolgirlish feel, but it would work well too in a different fabric.

You will need:

-fabric, aprox 2 meters

-matching thread


-a zipper

-a sewing machine

-an iron


Start my cutting out several strips of fabric. Always cut your fabric horizontally, or across the grain of the fabric, cutting lengthwise is not recommended as it doesn’t drape as...



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