How to Make an Inverted Pleat Skirt
The box pleated skirts may have one or more inverted pleats. The folds can have different widths depending on the cell size plaid fabrics and your desire. The wider the pleats are so fluffy looks skirt. So the skirt with pleats can hide the flaws of the female figure.
If you will make a skirt with the pleats you can use this tutorial. These steps help you learn how to make an inverted pleat.
In this tutorial we will make one box pleat. Make this one and you can easy to do other pleats around waistline a skirt.
For this tutorial I used tartan fabric that is most complex to making an inverted pleat.
Look! The edges of both folds must be in the center of the cell, as shown. This rule is used for making each pleat.
If you will make one an inverted pleat you need fold the fabric in two equal parts before cutting.
The edge of folded fabric must pass through the center of the cell, as shown.
Look to inside the folded fabric. All the cells of tartan fabric must match.
Now let's calculate the width of the folds. For the formation one half the inverted pleats is required 5". Mark the vertical line from top to the bottom end of a skirt, as shown.
Now take a front part a skirt pattern and place it on the fabric near this vertical line, as shown.
It is time use a sewing machine. Stitch along vertical line from waistline to the hemline of a skirt.
Now you need fold a fabric along the seam, as shown.
Press this area with steam iron.
This seam should be pass exactly in the center of the cell the plaid fabrics.
Now take seam trimmer and delete the thread of previously created line, as shown.
Both edges of inverted pleat should be placed along this line.
You can mark this line with chalk. I think this to be helpful.
Press the one half of pleat.
Now you need fold the opposite half of the pleat to the edge of the first fold.
Press it well with steam iron.
On this photo shows the wrong side of a box pleated skirt.
So will be look an inverted pleat on the face side a skirt that was sewn from plaid fabrics.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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