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« on: June 19, 2005 12:36:02 PM »

Another finding from my rendez-vous with the fabric store having a clearance sale: Lovely radish pattern

Adding to this my recent discovery of how to do a pleated skirt.

Result: Pleated radish skirt.

Feast your eyes on those yummy vegies:



And have a look at my skirt:


Am quite proud of it, as it is one of the few projects that I didn't rush through, which usually causes less than perfect results. I do have one question though: I have ironed the pleats with a wet towel three times, will they remain pleated after wash and wear? Are there other ways of ensuring enduring pleats? Hope you can help me :-)

Please excuse the poor pic quality, I might have gone a wee bit mad with the compressing tool.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2005 12:47:08 PM »

wow! thats cute. i like the colors in the radishes!
For the pleating- you can get starch spray at the supermarket. You just spray it on and iron- it is a little more permanent than ironing without it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2005 01:07:55 PM »

OMG THE FABRIC IS THE BEST THING EVER.  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2005 04:55:14 PM »

Thats really cute! I love the radishes!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2005 05:23:42 PM »

for a radish fabric (the ickiest vegetable every) it is a very hot skirt
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2005 08:28:15 PM »

Radishes! That is quite possibly one of the most awesome patterned fabrics to turn into a pleated skirt.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2005 09:59:06 PM »

Even with starch the pleats will wash out.  I learned this the hard way.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005 01:10:48 AM »

haha - i saw the title of this thread and had to take a look!!! and i'm glad I did - i love that fabric - how fun!!! GOOD JOB x
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2005 02:31:27 PM »

First, really cute skirt! I love the radishes with the pleats  Shocked So unexpected  Cheesy

Second, what is the fabric made of? If it contains a synthestic, like a cotton-polyester blend, you can, in fact, make the pleats permanent by using a hot iron and physically melting the man-made fibers, making them permanent  Smiley If it contains no synthetics, however, I'm afraid they cannot be made permanent  Cry
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2005 02:46:39 PM »

Hello
I would REALLY like to do a skirt like that. would you be so kind as to tell me how? I can usualy figure it out using pictures but, It's a little hard to see with your lovely (but dark) fabric
...i've never had radishes...hmmm
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