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Topic: another pleated skirt. nice one though! :)  (Read 5517 times)
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« on: June 11, 2004 01:27:18 PM »

I made this skirt! I used a tee to make the waistband and the skirt itself is just a plain rectangular piece of fabric with some improvised pleats. I've been hopping around in it all day so this is actually something I'm going to be wearing (unlike the other things I've sewed so far Smiley)

http://members.chello.nl/l.klaver2/plaatjes/skirt.jpg

oh before I forget: does anyone know how to iron these pleats in permanently?
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2004 01:28:48 PM »

That's really nice!! I love the color!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2004 01:35:08 PM »

THat skirt is awesome and it is a tiny short skirt like evryone else has been making/ selling in stores! i love it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2004 01:46:07 PM »

Sorry, I don't know how they get pleats to stay so pleaty. Huh But that is the cutest skirt I've seen all week! I bet you will get tons of compliments every time you wear it! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2004 02:28:45 PM »

that is so cool! the pleates look awesome Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2004 02:51:32 PM »

That is a cute skirt.  I was looking around and I found this article.  The Caring for Pleats is at the end of it. http://www.courier-journal.com/features/style/2003/style20030921pleats.html Hope that helps. Wicked awesome!!! Cool
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2004 03:55:30 PM »

Very nice! I luvers the blueness ^_^
I have this super old book (1970s or something) and it says that there are 'Pleaters' that can do it... but other than that I'm not sure what else would keep pleats .... as pleats.
And I'm not sure where you'd find a 'Pleater' O.o
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2004 04:14:21 PM »

To help with the pleats you can "cheat" and topstitch or sew very close to the pleat/fold.  It'll help keep the pleat in place when you're hopping around and makes it super-easy to iron after it's been washed.  Most permanent pleated skirts are done are permanent press fabrics (not cottons, etc.)

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2004 05:46:23 PM »

Forget the skirt!  Look at those boots! Shocked

No but really, great job on the pleats,  I love the idea of using a tshirt as a waistband.

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2004 09:00:47 PM »

 I love it!!! I think I will have to buy some fabric wirh my b-day money, if I can't find some yarn that I need!
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2004 09:11:42 PM »

Most of the pleats I've seen in the store topstich the pleats part of the way down which seems to hold them in place bettet. Also, when you iron your skirt make it a little damp (with a spray bottle). When it's no longer wet, just damp, spray on some hairspray. Or you can rub some wax on it and melt it in with the iron. These help keep the pleats really stiff and crisp.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2004 11:00:15 PM »

Sweet skirt! Plus those boots are totally rockinf the Ariel from Footloose look...  applause seems to be in store!
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2004 07:58:58 PM »

i know at least one way to help pleats stay pleats is to dry clean..i guess you have to decide which is more of a pain- ironing or dry cleaning. then again theres always those dryel-or something of the sort- bags
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2004 10:16:09 AM »

YOu have inspired me to take a stip of penguin fabric I have left over and to try making that into a skirt...with some other fabric, of course...it'd be WAY too short alone...
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2004 03:14:55 AM »

Smiley I really love it. the colors are really cute and it has a really nice length. i wanna sew instead of learning for my final literature exam right now..  Cry
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2004 06:17:03 AM »

the length is awesome and the waist band looks good with those wrinkles, cheers!
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2004 06:27:47 PM »

You could try using spray starch when you iron it. You can use like a bijillion amount of it to make it really hard, but you dont really have to. I dont use all that much, and the creases stay in my pants. Hope i helped!
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