Hi Everyone! This week we take a look at using the methods we've been practicing and adapting them to the inverted pleat design element.
An inverted pleat is a pleat formed by bringing two folded edges toward or to a center point on the outside of the material to form a box pleat on the inside. The design features a repeating inverted pleat element along the entire skirt.
You can use the machine method (with the tape marking and the pin folding) to make these pleats, you just need to remember that each pleat will fold in the opposite direction - one under - one over, repeating.
In the video, I demonstrate how to splice apart a pleated design to add contrasting interest. For the example project in the video, I am using the skirt portion of the Cosplay Day Dress pattern. I've simply sewn the waistband pieces together along the top seamline to create a standalone skirt. Note - The design of the pattern has a dropped waist, so the finished skirt sits at the hips (not the waist.) I show two examples - the first uses just one accent fabric insertion, the second uses a contrasting fabric for the entire series of pleats.
Patterns Used For this Topic:
Liberty Jane Pleated Skirt 18" Dolls
Liberty Jane Pleated Skirt 14-14.5" Dolls
Liberty Jane Piccadilly Peacoat 18" Dolls
Liberty Jane Piccadilly Peacoat 14-14.5" Dolls
Liberty Jane Piccadilly Peacoat 16" Ellowyne Wilde Dolls
Liberty Jane Piccadilly Peacoat 18" BFC, Inc. Dolls
Liberty Jane Harper Skirt 18" Dolls
Liberty Jane Steam Skirt 18" Dolls
Liberty Jane Steam Skirt 18" BFC, Ink. Dolls
Liberty Jane Steam Skirt 16" Ellowyne Wilde Dolls
Liberty Jane Cosplay Day Dress 18" Dolls
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