Wow, what a title. I’m sure quite a few of you probably have no idea what that means,
let alone why I would make a tutorial to explain it, but it’s a neat idea I promise!
Well, it just happens to have seven inverted box pleats around the skirt. (one at each princess seam, the center front, and the side seams) There’s no way I could possibly make the skirt from one continuous piece of fabric, so I had to find a way to hide the side seams that didn’t look too obvious and ruin the clean lines of the dress. After starting with the center front pleat and working my way out toward the side seams, this was my solution…
Now if you ever happen to be making a pleated project and run out of fabric or use a directional print,
you’ll be able to make it look like one continuous piece. (Cuz that’s a problem you face all the time right?!)
And if you’re reading this thinking “Wait what? I’ve never even made a pleat before! Let alone one on a seam!”
Don’t worry. As soon as Aurelia’s nautical collection is over, I’ve got a HUGE surprise for all my beginning sewers.
The kids aren’t the only ones going back to school this year!