Carwash Pleats DIY Cheerleader Skirt from Jersey Tube Skirt

cheerleader skirt

A few months ago I saw this cute lace accented flare dress that reminded me of a cheerleading skirt and thought I’d DIY it up with a stretch jersey dress… and then when I finally got around to doing it I didn’t have a dress that would work for the look so I found a simple stretch jersey tube skirt and got busy. It’s really easy and really cute and just takes a bit of precision.

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Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Jersey Cheerleader Skirt-1

Here’s a Quickie Before & After…
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Flip your skirt or dress inside out and get your rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler ready. I did it free hand, but if you’d rather, use a fabric pencil and draw dashed lines as a pattern.

DIY Jersey Cheerleader Skirt-3

Lay your skirt/dress flat, slip your cutting board between the layers, lay your ruler center, line it up with the mat board, and cut your first line off center.

DIY Jersey Cheerleader Skirt-4

I decided I wanted my “pleats” to be about 2 inches wide and to hit lengthwise, just below my hip bone, so after I made my first cut, I measured 2 inches from the edge, and sliced again.

DIY Jersey Cheerleader Skirt-5

Continue measuring 2 inches from your last cut all the way around your skirt/dress until you’ve gone all the way around.

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It should look something like this.

Layer it over your ballet skirt and you’re done! You can also wear it alone with leggings or as a coverup in the summer without layering it over another skirt.

And… Voila!

gray and pink and black- diy cheerleading skirt

cheerleader skirt

Gray and pink cheerleader skirt

DIY Cheerleader Skirt

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Kacie's Kloset

    January 13, 2015 | Reply

    OMG! This is the best idea ever! You’re so creative! One of these days I’m actually going to get crafty and learn how to do stuff like this…or maybe I’ll just ask my mom to make it 🙂

  • Always So Sweet

    January 13, 2015 | Reply

    Fabulous idea! Easy, too!

  • MA

    January 13, 2015 | Reply

    Hey girl…adorable! xo

  • Hug a bub

    February 3, 2015 | Reply

    Great post shared !!

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