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cocobelle
« on: June 17, 2010 07:22:28 AM »

Hi , i really want to make a tulip skirt , but how do you make the pleats at the top everytime that i attempt to do it ive ended up sewing the wrong parts together. Is there a really simple and straight forward way to all . Thanks
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cocobelle
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010 12:10:58 PM »

Does anyone know how to make pleats in a tulip skirt please help
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010 08:13:39 PM »

I don't really know what you are asking. Are you working from a pattern? In my mind I don't really see pleats and tulip skirt going together.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010 09:36:40 PM »

Do you mean something like this pattern?

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/marie

The first time I did pleats, it was actually on the Buttercup Bag, and of course I was like "wha?" Turns out you bring the two marks TO EACHOTHER. Then the extra fabric between them forms the pleat. In the Marie skirt pattern, that "extra" fabric gets pressed towards the centre front and centre back of the skirt panels to create the pleats. And when they say press, yes, really, do press Tongue Your iron IS your friend!
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cocobelle
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010 05:15:43 AM »

Do you mean something like this pattern?

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/marie

The first time I did pleats, it was actually on the Buttercup Bag, and of course I was like "wha?" Turns out you bring the two marks TO EACHOTHER. Then the extra fabric between them forms the pleat. In the Marie skirt pattern, that "extra" fabric gets pressed towards the centre front and centre back of the skirt panels to create the pleats. And when they say press, yes, really, do press Tongue Your iron IS your friend!
Thanks i was using the burdastyle marie pattern but did'nt understand where the marks actually meet , i will try again this weekend
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