YOKE: strip (waist measurement X 2.4) by 8″
(ex. waist: 25 so strip is 60 inch long by 8″ wide)
SKIRT BODY: yoke length by desired length
(ex. 12″ long for size 5T/6T)
ELASTIC: 1″ elastic a few inches shorter than waist measurement
HOW TO PLEAT: Start with skirt body piece. I cut mine on a selvage edge, so the bottom hem won’t fray. If you didn’t serge the bottom edge, or use a zig zag stitch to keep it from fraying. Now make 1″ box pleats facing each other with 2″ in between each set. Start with a single box pleat on 1 end.
Stitch across the bottom edge at about 3/8″, securing the pleats in place.
Then fold over 1/2″ of the bottom edge.
Stitch at about 1/4″ to hide your raw edge.
The skirt body is done!
For the yoke, fold over and press, creating a long double strip.
Pin the yoke to the top of the skirt body.
Sew it on and finish the edge.
Then sew a casing by stitching down 1.5″ from the top edge of the yoke.
Pull the elastic through the casing.
And finally, sew up the side seam.
And you’re done!
See you tomorrow for MORE PLEATS!