Plenty of Pleats Skirt: A Refashion Tutorial

Blue is one of my favorite colors and when Pantone announced the color for Spring 2014 was Dazzling Blue, I was thrilled. Designers used this color in their spring collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Then along comes this less than enchanting pleated blue dress to my local thrift shop that will obviously NEVER grace a runway anywhere. But the color, those pleats and that lettuce edge along the hem: LOVE!

Let’s use the very best from this dress to create a quick, fun and stylish spring skirt.



Click here to get the “how to”Β so you can walk your own runway with confidence in your fun new skirt.

Enjoy your Saturday!


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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39 Responses to Plenty of Pleats Skirt: A Refashion Tutorial

  1. Love, love this! Genius! πŸ™‚

  2. Judy says:

    PERFECT length! Love how you used this.

  3. Tami says:

    That color is gorgeous! And I love that it is small, delicate pleats-adds interest but no bulk πŸ™‚

  4. Pat says:

    Adorable! so cute and easy!
    Loved it.
    Curious, do we need to leave hi-praises on e-how as well?!
    Wishing you all success!

  5. Melissa says:

    WOW, great refashion!!

  6. vjstracener says:

    That skirt looks so much better than the dress.

  7. strljmnz says:

    Love this!

  8. Jo H. says:

    My goodness, that is so pretty – and you make it look easy, too!

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  10. offsquare says:

    Snap! Pleated skirts are such fun to wear and I love how feminine they are. What a great before & after. Well done!

  11. Rebecca says:

    Fabulous! What a great refashion!

  12. Manette Gutterman says:

    Oh, I love this! Would make a lovely Derby outfit here in the Bluegrass!

  13. Great job! From ozer-sized monstrosity to wardrobe staple – love!

  14. Debera White says:

    You are adorable in every way.
    I wish I hung out with you, I would hang on every word to learn from you.

  15. You look great in that, Beth. You have to wonder who would have bought that outfit originally. What a shapeless mess it was.

  16. Lu Ann says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  17. I really enjoy your blog and all the enthusiasm that leaps off the page. Your ideas are great and the photos and “how-to’s” make it so helpful. Thank you

  18. So cute! I love the blue and pleats.

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