I fell in love with the beautiful multicolored pleated skirt in the Sept. Burda and have tons of polyester silky fabrics that are begging to be pleated into skirts, but... how? What cool gadgets are out there that can help me make my own pleats at home? I'm not about to spend the money to send my fabric to be pleated somewhere else.
France Member since 6/24/07 Posts: 2810 Skill: Advanced
Date: 9/21/12 1:48 PM
I haven't tried this on silky polyester fabrics, but on the suiting type a cloth soaked in vinegar-water mix seems to set pleats pretty well.
I did the ones at the bottom of this dress like this
Its a bad photo, but the pleats were knife pleats about an inch and a quarter wide.
Cool dress, I love the 20's flair the little pleated edge gives it!
Nancy, that's discouraging that it was so hard to use. It's the only one I've been able to find so far. I was looking at the extra long one (not the mega one) since it is a better length for skirts. But even at the sale they have going on now I still think it's pricey at $45, especially if it's not that handy.
In case anyone else is wondering about the same topic I will post some of the links I found while doing a search:
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