{Tutorial} Button Placket Wedgwood Skirt

Earlier this week I made an appearance on the Straight Stitch Designs blog with my intro to women's fitting post. I was accompanied by a delightful double gauze (from Cali Fabrics!) midi Wedgwood skirt, which I'd modified with a button placket. So today I thought I'd show you a little how-to so you, too, can get more use out of your Wedgwood pattern!

But first, let me set the scene. I was (per usual) inspired by a combination of pins:

Each features a high waist skirt with front/button detail - but one is full (like the Wedgwood), and one has a half placket. The half placket lets me confidently wear a midi hemline, while also following petite-girl "skirts above the knee" rules with an extra flash of skin. Plus - vertical lines are always fun way to add the illusion of length, and who doesn't want to look like they have longer legs??

Bonus: This hack spares you the need to buy/sew in a zipper! Woop woop. Perfect for when you need a new pleated skirt but don't have a matching zipper handy.

Here's how I did it:

Super easy, right!? And the result is amazing. Especially in this double gauze, which lets the light shine through (without being see-through - no wardrobe malfunctions here!). This is important on a skirt this length, so it doesn't feel heavy and overpower my petite frame.

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Can't wait to see what you come up with! As always, tag me on instagram or facebook if you use my tutorial. I love seeing these hacks come to life :) XOXO, Becca