I purchased the leather-look fabric for this project in the clearance aisle. I believe it’s actually vinyl and is intended for use in home decorating rather than self-decorating, but I’m taking a page from Tim Gunn’s handbook and I’m going to “make it work.” If it turns out to be a success, I’ll find a better quality fabric and make a few more. We’ll consider this my trial run.
The pleats are turning out beautifully, although this method uses much more fabric than I had anticipated. I am going to have to cut the bottom half of the fabric off to use for more width…which means that I will certainly have a very mini skirt when I’m done.
Time to locate my self confidence…I think I tucked it away when I started eating Holiday-worthy portions of carbs!