Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make the pleated circle skirt.
This skirt is very common to find in evening dresses, especially in luxury brands since this skirt consumes a lot of fabric.
In previous classes I have already taught you how to make a pleated skirt, in that skirt, we learned to make a pleat which is known as a knife pleat.
In today’s skirt, we are going to make the box pleat.
Today’s class begins by explaining a bit of theory about the pleats and how we do them so that when we do the pleats on the skirt you have them fresh in your mind.
Then I will remind you what the circle skirts are and I will explain to you how to transform this pattern so we don’t have to do things twice.
Once we have the theory explained, it is time to make this beautiful skirt so I make sure that everything I explain to you is put into practice, since it is the best way to learn.
To clean up the waist seam I’ve added a straight waistband but you could sew this skirt to a bodices to make a dress or clean it up with a facing.
In today’s class, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the same skirt that I have made but remember that you can change it to your personal taste or your client’s taste.
Always remember to check the pattern before cutting it, for example if your waist is smaller than 66cm (26in), the pleat size may be too big for you.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I am going to ask you to make the same skirt that I have made.
You can draft this skirt at real size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations are clearly visible so that I can send you better comments.