Batik Pleated Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Pleated maxi skirt tutorial by The Fair Stitch.

Hi everyone, hope you’re all well. Today’s post is just going to be a quick one.

So, a while ago The Fabric Guys contacted me and asked if I was interested in doing a collab with them. This maxi skirt tutorial is my first project with them. When I first knew that they had Indonesian Batiks, I thought, me being Indonesian, it had to be the fabric for my first project.

I was inspired by a maxi skirt from Anthropologie from a while back. This skirt has got pleats on the sides and flat in the centre (front and back). I went with in-seam pocket anchored at the top to the waistband/facing so that they don’t wander to the back of the skirt – my pet peeve when it comes to in-seam pockets.

Maxi pleated skirt tutorial by The Fair Stitch.
Pleat skirt schematic.

I enjoyed working on this project immensely.  I decided to play around with creating a garment from scratch – from sketching out the idea on paper to the final hemming of the garment – instead of relying an a ready-made pattern. I felt like I was really flexing my creativity muscle. 😀

Maxi pleated skirt tutorial by The Fair Stitch.
Waistband and pocket pieces.

This link will take you directly to the full tutorial post on their Sewcial Network blog. Hope to see you there.

Maxi pleated skirt tutorial by The Fair Stitch.

Happy stitching,


7 thoughts on “Batik Pleated Maxi Skirt Tutorial

  1. What a really cute outfit! Batiks are some of my favorite fabrics, but I always think of shirts for them and summer dresses, never a skirt and top combo. This is really elegant and could be worn on a formal or dressy occasion. You’ve got me thinking!

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      1. I’m heading that way too hahaha. I just realised myself the potential of the fabric. I found an image on Pinterest of summery batik jumpsuit, naturally I am going to have to make that next year 😀

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      2. Thank goodness I am way too old for jumpsuits! I think you’ll have a blast with it. My husband is learning to sew as he wants to make his own shirts, and guess what I get to do? Pick out the fabric (as I teach him to sew). We are making a robe for a Christmas present for his brother . . .


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