Learn to Sew The Geek &
Girly Pleated Skirt & Tote Bag for School
Going for a geek chic look?
Traditionally, pleated skirts have been a more difficult project for
beginner sewers because most patterns require a side zipper, interfacing,
hook and eyes, and more. But donít be discouraged, because our version is
pattern-free and is made using a sewn-in elastic waistband. You can also
learn to make a matching tote bag, to fill with all of your favorite books!
This Geek & Girly look appeared in Love to Sewís advertisement in Irish
Quilting Magazine, and we paired the skirt and tote with a collared shirt,
grandpa cardigan, Buddy Holly glasses, frumpy socks, and two-tone oxfords.
Modeling the look are our long-time students, who helped make it, Elena and
Zoe. In real life, Zoe fits the part--she loves to read (and watch Dr Who).
In last yearís fashion show, she showed three variants of the pleated skirt
for her Geek Chic line!