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Topic: Even more reversable pleats !...This time with pic tute (pics are fixed now)  (Read 12119 times)
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« on: February 12, 2007 10:28:32 AM »

Hello everyone !

    First off I gotta say .... I am so happy to be back ! , I had to have some wiring repaired in my kitchen and was with out the innernet for almost 3 weeks . I was having major craftster withdraw.

   So surprise surprise I made another reversable pleated skirt .. But this time i took picks along the way  and made a sorta tute .. In case any one was interested.. Cheesy

i got 2 really great sheets at the thrift store one is Goosebumps and the other is outerspace.. For like maby 3 bucks all together  Wink

so here we go first I just cut out a basic miniskirt shape but just a wee bit short . Do this out of both fabrics then pin and stitch



Then insert the to "miniskirts " into one another pretty sides together

.. Then pin and stitch  when you are done you will end up with something like this


Tuck in to get both sides lined up then iron it and do a top stitch


Then add your zipper the best way you know how and youll have something like this a super too short mini


then you cut a super long strip ( I'm sure there is some sorta calculation on how to get the right amount of fabric but I'm not a math genius so i just say at least 5 times longer than the bottom of the mini part make one outta each fabric make a tube flip it and the trim it with seam binding or lace that way when you sit down you don't see too much of the reverse fabric peaking outta the pleats .. you just see a nice trim that matches both sides


then make your pleated strip ... just use a ruler to tuck the pleats what ever size you choose and iron and pin th fabric as you go



you will end up with this

finally decide which direction you want to put the ruffle one side will need trim to hide the seam and one side will not ... sew together and TA ! DA !









I'm not wearing it with the greatest shirt in these pics ... so try to imagine it with something cuter  Wink

As always thank you so much for looking ! Id love to hear what you think .

Have a great day ! Grin
Jayne


edit : with the help of a fellow craftster
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That's really fun.

The basic math for knife pleats (the kind yo uhave) is 1.5 times the width of the pleat multiplied by the lenth of the area being pleated.

So if I have a 36" hem and I want 1" pleats, I need 54" of fabric.

For box pleats it is twice the width of the pleat so 72" of fabric for the example above unless you feel like cheating to save fabric (which I do often).
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007 10:44:23 AM »

He he damn spellcheck accidently changed all my jpg to jog  Huh Angry Had to go back and change all of it  Embarrassed Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007 11:02:11 AM »

Great post.  Glad you're back, starting to get worried!!!  The red hair looks good too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007 11:11:32 AM »

It's great to see you back!! and thanks so much for the tutorial!!! too bad I don't have the legs to pull something like that off... but it looks great on you though  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007 11:28:43 AM »

so awsome!
i love it....
now where did i put those old character sheets....?
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007 11:42:56 AM »

VJ, love this skirt... I want to make it with some grey flannel or something.  Thanks for the clear instructions.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007 01:52:20 PM »

Great post.  Glad you're back, starting to get worried!!!  The red hair looks good too.

 Thanks Grin ... I really like the hair color too ... It sux that its already starting to fade ... Thaks for noticeing ... most of my friends in town didnt even notice Huh
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007 01:54:10 PM »

SO CUTE!!! I love the sheets you used!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007 02:54:13 PM »

wow, i absolutly love the fabric and the skirt. thanks so much for the tute! i will definatly have to try this as soon as my sewing skills improve
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