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Free Pleated Skirt Pattern

Do you need a project utilizing the sale fabric in our current Mid-Lightweight Wool category? Wenlan of Twinkie by Wenlan and BurdaStyle team up to give you a free pattern and tutorial for this gently pleated skirt. We would love to make it in this oh-so studious skirt in our cardinal red twill wool fabric, then burn the midnight oil researching textiles…and for all you library fans, the Dewey call number for wool fabric is 677.31.

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Free A-Line Pleated Skirt Pattern


Britex has a fantabulous selection of woolens and tartans that would be superb made up into this simple pleated a-line skirt. This free (open-source) skirt pattern is brought to us by the creative folks at BurdaStyle, and the stylish piped version pictured is sewn by the talented Aimee. I love the yoke, and since only the front is pleated it uses a minimal amount of fabric, allowing one to splurge and make it in a couple of colors. How about one in Campbell and one in Douglas Grey?
“Those schoolgirl days, of telling tales and biting nails are gone,
But in my mind,
I know they will still live on and on,
But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn’t easy, but I’ll try,
If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,
That would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, with Love

(By R. Granier, M. London, D. Black)

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