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 and you want add the pleats use this tutorial. These steps help you learn how to make the 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 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 part a skirt, as shown.
Now take a front part a skirt pattern and place it on the fabric, as shown.
It is time use a sewing machine. Stitch a long vertical line from waistline to the hemline.
Now you need fold a fabric along the seam, as shown.
Press this area with steam iron.
The seam should be in the center of the cell the plaid fabrics.
Now take seam trimmer and delete the thread, as shown.
Along this center line a plaid fabric should be placed both edges of the inverted pleat.
You can mark this line with chalk. I think this to be helpful.
Press the one half of pleat.
Fold the opposite half of pleat to the edge of the first fold, press it well.
The wrong side of a box pleated skirt.
So will be look an inverted pleat on the face side a skirt sewn from plaid fabrics.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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