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DIY-pleated dress

DIY-pleated dress
I'm in love with pleats. So I was ecstatic to find this when I was rummaging through my mom's closet. a white pleated skirt! My mom's out of the country for 6 months so I'm just hoping she won't notice it missing when she returns. I'm so kidding! I found this in the "old" clothes pile where she no longer wears it. the after: Now, I knew you would ask for a tutorial so here it is. Directions: 1. 2. 3. That's it! the necklace I made here. Here are better photographs of the dress taken by Jessica Peterson. Now go see if you have any old skirts you can transform! Estimated time: 30 mins. Budget: $4 Skill level: very beginner FAQ's Q: How did you make the neckline? A: I didn't! Q: What kind of lining does the skirt have? Q: It looks too good to be true. Q: How long was the skirt when you started? If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask me in the comments section!

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