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12-03-2010, 08:42 PM
hey there
for one of my upcomming costumes, i need to make a pleated skirt, and am rather stuck with how to do it.
"but surely pleated skirts are easy to make" i hear you all scoff at me! well, yes, they are, however, i need to make mine out of stretchy blue lycra....

thearin lies the problem. obviously, you cant iron in pleats into a lycra skirt, so, does anyone here have any ideas on how to get lycra to pleat?

thanks in advance
Fishy ^^

12-03-2010, 08:57 PM
I wonder if you can? Is it possible to machine down the edge of each pleat, back and front, or will it stretch under the foot of the machine.

12-03-2010, 08:59 PM
my machine can go through lycra pretty easily ive found. ive already made several tops and body suits out of it, so that shouldnt be an issue :)

12-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Some womens trousers have the crease down the front machined in and I have machined down pleats before now. (When they were in fashion, about 100 years ago)lol

12-03-2010, 09:03 PM
hmmm, i might look into that then. you dont happen to know a tutorial for machining in pleats do you perchance? XD