Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I am going to teach you how to make a pleated skirt.
Today you will learn two different ways to make this type of skirt, both are correct but keep in mind that they don’t look the same on the body.
The first way you will learn today is the one that you can see as the cover of the class, it is a little more difficult than the second one but it hangs better.
The second method is easier to do but remember that you can only use this method if you or your client does not have much difference between the waist and the hips.
In the fashion industry, we usually send our fabrics to be professionally pleated so that the fold stays in place.
But don’t worry, for today’s class you don’t have to send the fabric to be professionally pleated. The pattern that we will make today will create the pleats for you.
I recommend using synthetic fabric as it tends to hold the fold much better than fabric that comes from natural fibers.
You can use natural fiber fabrics but every time you wash the garment the crease may disappear.
This skirt is a great exercise to start getting familiar with the pleats and then you can add a straight waistband to make it look more beautiful.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your user account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
As always, the best way to learn pattern making is by doing it yourself, for today’s class I am going to ask you to send me the two patterns skirts that we have made today.
You already know that you can do this exercise in real size or on a half scale.
Remember that so that I can correct the exercises, try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly.