DIY Matching Set Crop Top & Box Pleated Skirt

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Welcome To Thread It Thursday!!!


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Last weekend we had an event to attend. So I spent the week prior and the week of churning out outfits for my girls and myself.

Can I just say I was truly in a sewing frenzy trying to get everything completed, a few times I just wanted to quit and head to the mall but I am not a quitter, plus I really wanted to see this through to the end and not lose my mind in the process….lol.

This particular project was made for my oldest. Since I couldn’t find the fabric I had in mind for my/her original vision we had to go with another plan. The crop top and box pleated skirt.

For the crop top, I used McCall’s M7080.

I made the following alterations:

~ added 4″ to pattern length
~ did not add facing to front or back of the bodice neckline
~ finished neckline by folding over 1/2″
~ added a 12″ zipper at the back
~ used a 1″seam allowance on side seams
~ used a 1″ seam allowance on sleeve seams
~ finished the hem by folding under 1/4″ and then again 1/4″

To make the skirt I used the following YouTube tutorial.

In the end, my daughter really loved the finished product and we are both totally obsessed with this African Print fabric.


I will definitely be using this McCall’s pattern in the future. I already have another project in mind.

The pattern was very easy to work with and easy to alter to my specifications. Which I really loved.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Until Next Time,


32 thoughts on “DIY Matching Set Crop Top & Box Pleated Skirt

  1. Hiya,

    You totally slayed!!!

    The fabric colours are so vibrant, the print is so beautiful. I love the dropped waist detail. Such a cute dress!

    I have project with a pleated hemline on my sewing table right now, so seeing your daughter’s dress is making me giddy and eager to finish sewing.

    Well done! Like someone recently told me, “More grease to your sewing elbow” 😀

  2. Beautiful!! I thought it was a dress at first! I’m glad you didn’t go to the mall–or give up, because this looks great. And the fabric is awesome!!

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