Spring Wardrobe Challenge: Pleated Midi Skirt

If you’re familiar with the brand Lularoe, you know that they are well liked for their clothes because they have a flattering fit and the fabric is so soft. Since being introduced to the brand, I have loved the look of the Madison Skirt. It’s a pleated midi skirt that has POCKETS! Because Lularoe has been so popular, and relies on consultants to sell their products it can be hard to get your hands on some. So, if you don’t have access to someone that sells Lularoe, then this is where Butterick’s B5929 comes in!

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The pattern is very easy to follow and comes together quick. I combined Views A and B. View A had the pockets, and View B, the waistband. What I love about this pattern is that even though it was made for wovens, it still worked really well with the Double Brushed Poly Knit that I used. THAT is the secret to Lularoe…Double Brushed Poly is what their buttery soft clothes are made from! Since this fabric is still becoming more popular, I think it can more easily be found in individual shops on Etsy vs. chain fabric stores. But I suspect that will change.

I also think that this outfit is the perfect balance; the knit makes it more casual (and comfortable) but the pleats dress it up a little more. Which is great for busy moms that need to get ready fast.

I will definitely make this pleated midi skirt again, to check out my full project summary, keep scrolling!

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Project Summary:

Inspiration: Lularoe Madison Skirt

Pattern: Butterick Patterns B5929 Misses’ Skirt Sewing Template, Size A5 (6-8-10-12-14)*, combo View A (pockets) & B (waistband)

Fabric: Tropical Floral on Black, Double Brushed Poly from Angry Llama Fabrics

Notions: Dritz 9307W Non-Roll Elastic, White, 1-Inch*

Eloflex Stretch Thread 225yd Black* & Stretch needle

Total cost: About $20

Time Commitment: Finished over the course of two days.

Size & Fit: My measurements currently are about 36-35-40. I made size 16.

Modifications: Since the pattern is made for woven fabrics and I used a knit, I took the skirt in a couple inches. In the future, I would cut the pattern a couple sizes smaller for the skirt.

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Helpful Hints: This pleated midi skirt pattern has you install a zipper, and a knit skirt doesn’t need one. So I sewed the back of the skirt completely. Then I sewed the waistband into a tube and threaded the elastic through. Sewed the edges of the elastic and waistband together, then sewed the waistband to the top of the skirt.

Make Again?: YES!

Happy Crafting,

Love, Erin

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