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!!