"Waiting for Spring" Buttondown Skirt

I have been really into sewing clothes lately. And I'm really wanting Spring to come along badly. It actually has been fairly warm around here, even through Winter. So I guess it's sorta been Spring all year round. But I'm ready for it to be official.

So in an effort to update my wardrobe and prep it for Spring, I made myself a buttondown skirt. I bought some fabric from Hobby Lobby awhile ago when I was working there for this actual purpose. I saw a buttondown skirt on Burdastyle right before I bought my fabric and let that be my inspiration.

I chose this coraly, salmony floral fabric because I think it's gorgeous and I'm really into corals and salmons (but I'm not much into red, pink, and orange strange, right?)

It may be a little hard to tell but I reinforced the waistband with rows and rows of salmon stitches. I really like the decorative texture it adds to it. I added tiny little pleats to the skirt.

Like I said it is a buttondown skirt. I didn't want the buttons to be ridiculously obvious, so I chose some wee little orange buttons that sort of blend into the skirt print. I also made horizontal buttonholes just for a little twist.

I handed pleated this thing. That took entirely too long. I think next time I will stick to my gut and use my ruffler foot as I had intended.

The great thing about this skirt is that there is no gapping between the buttons. Other skirts I own have that, and I'm not a fan of my underparts showing.


  1. I love your stitching along the waist. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Super cute! I'd love it if your linked it up to Crafty Cousins!



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