Plain Pleats

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I didn`t make so many pleats for just one garment before, I guess. But, it was worth the effort. The fabric source is an old scarf, I found at a flea market once. I felt in love with the colors and the soft linen. It was like made for the dress I had in mind.

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I imagined a low waist dress, without a gathered skirt. So I just took the whole width of the scarf and pleated the bodice part. The pattern is self drafted. I pleated the fabric first, then I cut out the pattern pieces. That`s way easier than calculate all those pleats in the pattern.

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I wanted to add tulip sleeves to one of my projects for a long time. I think it`s a good match with this dress.

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I planned to attach pockets. Fabric was cut out and ready. I just forgot to sew them in. As I noticed my fault, I was too lazy to unpick the side seams, I left them out.

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I love the plain and smooth look of this dress. I guess, it`s going to look even softer, when the linen crinkles after washing.

14 thoughts on “Plain Pleats

  1. wunderschönes Kleid, würde mir auch gefallen. Aber Emilia sieht einfach nur süss aus.
    Gruss Noonno

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