Pretty as a pleat

Pleats are big this spring summer. The more pleats the better, from skirts to dresses, trousers and even jumpsuits are showing off this must have look.  The flowing lightweight designs are perfect for both day-time and those summer nights.

McCalls 6608

McCalls 6608

The secret to a beautiful hand made garment is having the perfect pattern. Below we will show you just how how easy it is to find the perfect pattern to create those must have pleated looks this s/s. Just about everywhere are stocking this summery vibe. From skirts to trousers to tops, theres a pattern for everything. 

We particularly like Yumi’s metallic pleated skirt, giving the trend that bit of glitz and glamour. Another design that caught our eye in the shops was JD Williams in showcasing the long ankle length pleated skirt, in the daring khaki green.

We have hand picked some of our favourite pleat style patterns for you to make and embrace this spring summer trend and also picked out the perfect pleated fabric for you to make these in from Fabrics for sale.

Burda 6698 pattern B – Misses’ skirt – long length midi skirt
Available sizes 8-20 uk
Priced at £5.85
Available to purchase the pattern from Simplicity New Look

Burda 6966 – Pattern A – Burda style vintage wide leg trouser
Available sizes 6-16 uk
Priced at £5.85
Available to purchase the pattern from Simplicity New Look 

 

McCalls 6608 – Misses’ skirt – long length maxi skirt
Available sizes 4-12 and 12-20 uk
Priced at £8.75
Available to purchase the pattern from Sew direct

McCalls 6743 – Misses’ dress
Available sizes xs-m and l-xxl
Priced at £8.75
Available to purchase the pattern from Sew direct

All fabrics are available to purchase from Fabrics for Sale, click on images for links.