We are continuing the the sewing 101 series. I am trying to keep things somewhat basic during this series, while also sharing a few more advanced techniques that still simple to learn and do. (if that makes sense) However most of the lessons are for a technique the actual application is a little more complex, but I am loving the questions and the feedback we are getting so far. We will gladly share more applications of the techniques throughout the series and after the series wraps right now we are just laying the ground work I guess you could say. We will however be sharing a garment tutorial every Friday that will use one or more of the techniques shared during the week, so that may help.
Ok on the today's subject. Pleats! If you have been reading the blog for awhile then you know I am a bit of a pleat lover... yeah likely half of my projects have at least a pleat or two... So if you are at all confused on pleats hopefully this will help.
Pleats are mainly used for creating fullness, or controlling it, depending on how you look at it. There are several types of pleats I will be talking about 4 today.
Side pleats on the wrong side of the fabric and the split in down the middle on the front. Now for something really cool. You can make an inverted pleat with a separate underlay. (the underlay is the part of the fabric that peaks through the middle opening.)
Whew after all of that do you feel like you know the ins and outs of pleats? I hope you love them as much as I do! They add so many great details and I love the alternative to gathering when it comes to creating fullness.