How to Make Pleated Skirt of Striped Fabric

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric

The pleated skirt can hide many shortcomings of female figure. These models skirts look elegant and lush. The pleated skirts love to wear not only young girls but also women.
Before start sewing a pleated skirt you need know that fabrics having strips or the cells have a few features.
Here is sewing tutorial how to make pleats for skirts from striped fabrics. These steps with photos and comments help you sew a pleated skirt correct.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 1

Using these little stationery clips you can lay the folds more easily.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 2

Width of the skirt's fold that is sewn from striped fabric depends on the strip width. For a symmetrical arrangement of folds along the waist line skirt the width of the plate can be equal to distance between the two (or more) strips.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 3

You have to consider that each pleat increases consumption of fabric along the waist line skirt. For the formation one pleat is required a double meaning of width every pleat.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 4

Pleating a skirt occurs by folding the fabric on the right side. All folds must lie in the same direction.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 5

Baste the pleats before stitching. You can use pins or clips instead baste stitches.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 6

Note: If you will make pleated skirt like me (when pleats are laid to one another around all waist line) you will need fabric having three waist measurements. Don't forget add seam allowances 5/8" to either side of pattern.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 7

Step by step you can make hand pleating along waistline your skirt.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 8

At the finishing step you need press all pleats using the hot steam iron.

How to Make Pleated Skirt from Striped Fabric, step 9

Look! The pleated skirts in finished form look very good.

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