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how to make a high waisted pleated skirt – How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a pleated skirt?
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Measure your waist. Divide your waist measurement by the desired number of pleat. Since each pleat takes 3 times its width in fabric, multiple your waist measurement by 3: 25 x 3 = 75 (the fabric you need to make ten 2.5”-wide box pleats).Add your usual seam allowances (2 times for each panel).
Are pleated skirts hard to sew?
It’s surprisingly easy to make a basic pleated skirt. You don’t need a pattern – you just need some measurements. And the great thing is, you’ll just be cutting your fabric in rectangles, so there’s nothing complicated about it!
how to make a high waisted pleated skirt – What is the best material to make a pleated skirt?
Lightweight 100%cotton is the best (in my opinion), but some types of silk and wool fabric work as well. Also, choose the proper length of the skirt. Box pleated skirts look good usually if they are longer than the upper part of your body (from the waist up), the usual length is a knee-length or below knee.
How wide should skirt pleats be?
So, to create a 1”pleat, you’ll need 3” of fabric. For example, if your waist measurement is 25” and you want to create a fully pleated skirt, with 1”-wide pleats, you’ll need to multiply the waist measurement by 3 and add seam allowances for each edge.
how to make a high waisted pleated skirt – What is the difference between box pleats and knife pleats?
Box pleats are made up of two (usually wide) knife pleats facing away from each other. The inside folds of this kind of pleat don’t necessarily always meet and they are often used as stand alone pleats, as in the skirt of our Flora Dress. Inverted box pleats are a standard box pleat but in reverse!
What is a knife pleated skirt?
(sewing) A type of sharply pressed pleating, especially in a skirt or kilt, in which all of the folds are turned in one direction, with each pleat being three layers of fabric thick.
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