Pleats

I’m making a pleated skirt that is to be attatched to a dress I’ve already finished. I’d never made pleats like these before, but how hard can it be, right?

I started by folding and pressing the pleats. Luckily the pattern of the fabric is checkered in small squares, so I just followed them. Foto-0119

When I had finished pressing, I went online to see how others have done with the hem. I had already thought about if it would be easier to hem first and pleat after but decided against it. The explanations I found really didn’t make any sense to me so I decided to proceed  by trial and error.. I tried with a small piece of fabric firtst and then put needlles in the pleats and sew a short seam at the top of each pleat. I think it looks really nice now, but the question of the hemming remains. It worked ok with the small piece of fabric, but will the pleats be ruined on a piece this long?Foto-0122

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve never hemmed a fully pleated skirt like this, but know that the fuller a skirt is, the smaller your hem should be. If the fabric is very thin and light, I would think you could just repress the pleats after hemming. If it is quite thick and stiff, maybe just a rolled overlock hem? I’m really not too sure.

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  2. Good luck! xxx

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