This is made in a terracotta crepe. To be honest, crepe is not the best choice for this skirt - it's springy texture makes it difficult to get a sharp press on the pleats, but it does drape really nicely - swings and roundabouts I suppose!
While I love the look of wrap skirts, they can be problematic to wear. I am hoping that the side slit/pleats detail will add a decent amount of walking ease and limit any wardrobe malfunctions. We will see when I give it a real life road test, I probably will not be brave enough to wear this out in a typhoon though!
I love the side pleat detail although I had a little trouble understanding the directions so I took a few shots during construction:
(Ignore the fact that my seam allowances are different on the front and back of skirt in these photos, my error, they should both be wider than usual, but I forgot when cutting out the second piece). The right hand line of stitching is the basting holding the pleat in place to be removed later, and the left hand line of stitching is permanent and extends from the top of the pleat to the slit marking.
Remove basting, flatten out and press the pleat as shown below.
Close up of bottom of the pleat - I did manage to press them in with lots of steam and a clapper.
Pictures of me wearing it will follow in my mini wardrobe shoot in a separate post. I just took zillions of photos on what must be the wettest, gloomiest day of the year.