Sunday, July 05, 2009

Marking and making pleats

Pleats confuse me. Do I mark them on the wrong side but pleat from the right side of the fabric? Or do I mark and pleat from the wrong side following the direction of the arrows? As you know the pleats will look different depending on what side you pleat. I was looking at the pleats in Burda WOF 3-2009 101, Dawn pleated hers from the right side I started to do it from the wrong side. I have been going through my books so far only one book (Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses) says that most pleats are pleated from the right side but follow pattern directions, well...Burda does not specify. Is there a convention? I would love to know for sure!!


  1. I can't help you as I swear I do what seems logical until I see everyone else has gone the other way.... I think I am pleat-dyslexic!

  2. Pleats always trip me up, too. I do not have a three dimensional mind to begin with, and cannot make heads or tails of the diagrams (and of course BWOF doesn't even have diagrams). I just end up doing whatever I think looks best.

  3. I wish I could help, but I can't. I NEVER get the BWOF pleats correct. Never.

  4. Sorry. I always get confused on that as well. I just do it one way; if it doesn't look right, I take it out and do it again. Not much help. I know.

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