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Let’s go!!! Our Sewing Skirts with Anita Series has begun! I’m so excited about this. Now, let me warn you in advance. The first video in this Series is a long one. I really tried to keep it under an hour, but there was so much I needed to share. So it’s 1hr 16min long. Aaaahhh!!! I know, I KNOW!!! That’s really long. Just know that it’s very detailed. The other videos in the Series will not be that long, I promise. I want to keep them down to no more than 45 minutes, but it’s so HARD when I want to make sure that I’m not skipping important steps.

Pleated Skirt Sew-Along - McCall's 7906

Beginners are always on my mind when I’m creating videos, and I tend to teach the way I learn. I want ALL the details. Hahaha!!! Don’t be skipping steps and expecting me to figure out the “in-between” if I’m learning something new.

Pleated Skirt Sew-Along - McCall's 7906

With that being said, I did leave out some detail that can be accomplished without me for those who have basic sewing knowledge. Remember, this Sew-Along Series is for those who are able to perform beginner sewing techniques.

Pleated Skirt Sew-Along - McCall's 7906

The video is available and I have another skirt added to my wardrobe. WooHoo!!!

The best part of all is that I was able to quickly create 5 different looks. Yeeesss!!! And…..the skirt is perfect for all seasons. Check out the styling options below. Also, if you missed the first pleated skirt I made with this pattern, you can see it HERE.

If you’re part of my Private Email Community, you will be receiving information about the next Sew-Along as soon as I gather the details.

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Are you ready??? Click the video below to get started. Have fun making your skirt and don’t forget to share your finished look with me on Instagram with the hashtag #sewingwithanita. You can also follow me on IG @anitabydesign. If you’re not on IG, you can send a photo to my Facebook Page.

Off I go to prepare for our next Sew-Along!


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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Margo Johnson

    Hi Anita, thanks for the great video, ready to do my buttonholes. I should have watched the entire video first, I got confused since you did the back pleats before the center back seam. I went back to the instructions and did the seam first. Your attention to the fine details has brought me back to being a more exact and slower sewer, which is a good thing!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Margo! I’m so glad you liked the video. It’s okay that you did your pleats in the order of the pattern instructions. Have fun working those buttonholes. You’re close to being done. YES!

  2. Keshna Donia

    it’s saying the video is private.

    1. Anita Morris

      What??? I’m not sure how that’s happening! There are many people watching the video already. I wonder if something is wrong on your end. I just checked again before replying to your comment and it’s definitely public.

    2. Anita Morris

      Oh gosh! Now I see the problem. I linked to an old video that I deleted on that title. I changed it on the graphic but forgot to fix the title link. I apologize for that. It’s been fixed now. I hope you were able to find the video on my YouTube channel. Thank you for the alert, Keshna!

  3. linda

    Anita,Loving the skirt series,but, I cannot wrap my head around how to trace the carriers on the fabric,as well as the pleats on the other side also,How will you be able to see the carriers,after the pleats are sewn in.Is it possible to demonstrate that procedure ? Thanks for All your time ,and effort, You are greatly appreciated.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Linda,

      If you’re transferring the markings for the carriers onto the right side of the fabric with a contrasting color marking tool, you will be able to see them after sewing in the pleats. If you’re not sure, just make your markings larger to give you more confidence about it. Unfortunately, I’m not able to add to the video once it’s posted. Another thing you can do is practice on a scrap piece of fabric. Transfer the pleat lines on a piece of fabric, then the carrier marks. on the other side. Sew in the pleats then look at the other side to find the markings for your carrier placement. I hope this helps.

  4. Linda

    Hi Anita, you made the construction of the skirt so easy with your instructions. I love the versatility of the fabric choices you made. I am a little nervous about making buttonholes, and I noticed you didn’t use a stabilizer for the buttonholes. Was it not necessary because of the fabric you chose?

    1. Anita Morris

      Ooohhh, Linda, I totally forgot to talk about the stabilization. Darn it! Thank you for reminding me. I’ll have to remember that the next time I do buttonholes. Because we created the facing with three layers of fabric, the 3rd layer acted as the stabilization. The medium weight fabric is sufficient enough to act as a stabilizer. If we had used a thinner fabric or knit, I would have still interfaced the facing even though we have three layers.

      Practice a lot before creating the buttonholes on your skirt. If you still don’t feel secure about the area not being secure enough, it’s okay to use interfacing to stabilize your buttonholes even more. It will be a bit thicker so you will be cutting through 4 layers to open the buttonholes. I hope this helps.

  5. cat

    Wonderful video, Anita, very well done! (Yes! I watched to whole thing! (^_^)) Just gorgeous camera work, and the skirt is beautiful. Love that fabric and the color.

    Lots and lots of great information on some of the more challenging methods, too, especially the pleats, the facing, and the hem. And the buttonholes! I’ve got to get me one of those buttonhole cutters! haha Very helpful. Just a great vid, thank you Anita.!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome Cat! Than you so much for your feedback. I’m so glad you found the sew-along to be helpful and full of useful information. Hearing your comments about the camera work really blesses my heart, because that’s been my biggest challenge. Thank you again.

  6. Misty

    Hi Anita, you look amazing, the skirt is beautiful im going to do this skirt in a brown linen fabric i hope mine will look as beautiful as your thank you for all your knowledge i so appreciate you, looking forward to the next skirt sew along, have an amazing day

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Misty! I’m so glad you’re going to make a skirt for yourself. Have fun with it and make sure you share with me. I want to see it.

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