Pleated skirts look so beautiful but I hate trying to make the pleats using the pattern sheet that has all those arrows and it is just so long! I needed a method that made it easy for me. So I invented a method. Maybe it is not new but I thought of it myself so I am calling it mine.
So, the pleated skirt.
Cut a strip 2 1/4" wide and 12 1/2" long for the yoke. Cut it on the bias if you are using a plaid.
I made a paper pattern piece for the yoke.
Cut a strip 4" wide and 28" long for the pleats. These pleats are 1/2" with 1" between.
Overlock the hem edge of the pleat strip and turn up a 1/4" hem.
Team it with blouses or a t-shirt all made from 1802 Snugfit Anna. $2.50 on Craftsy or Etsy.
Make a cute turtle neck, cardigan or even a vest all from 1801 Knitfit Lucy $2.50 on Craftsy or Etsy.
This pleat method is so easy to do. Once you have that first fold pressed the rest just falls into place.
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Download a text mainly PDF of this tutorial.