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Pleated skirt

Silver Rose

Pleated skirt
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:15:15 AM »
I've just cut out a skirt using the dress pattern McCalls 7714, I am making  it longer - about mid calf. I am having a rest before I start on 28 tailor tacks for the pleats. I am using the teal cotton lawn with the small floral pattern.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 11:30:46 AM by Silver Rose »
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UttaRetch

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 11:43:07 AM »
Rather you than me, missus, but I am sure it will be lovely when done.  :D
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SkoutSews

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 16:02:06 PM »
28 tailor tacks? You're brave! It'll be a lovely skirt, perfect for the summer.

Silver Rose

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 15:25:19 PM »
All the pleats are sewn and I've found a suitable zip. Will do the pressing tomorrow  and put the zip in.
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Silver Rose

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 09:44:18 AM »
Just got to finish the waist facing and the hem - maybe today although lunch in the garden and lazing in the sun might be preferable ;)
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Silver Rose

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 15:51:59 PM »
Did the waist facing and the hem is pinned ready for tomorrow. The skirt is being worn by Mimi my new mannequin.
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jen

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 07:16:57 AM »
That was quick work!

Silver Rose

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 11:57:38 AM »
Thanks @jen , it is finished now. The waist facing is my own method for unlined skirts using bias binding.
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Silver Rose

Re: Pleated skirt
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 12:24:16 PM »
Couln't explain the bias binding "facing"so here is a photo. What to make next?
 
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