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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
I ADORE this dress, the subtle yellow under the tulip sleeves is just beautiful. The softness, the colours. the stripes, the photography, my heart melts.
hey olu, my heart is melting while reading your kind words!
I love this dress and I love your blog! All your sewing is so perfect and cute! And your pictures are wonderful too 🙂
hey samantha, thank you so much. nice that you like my blog, that means a lot to me!
Beautiful dress! The colors of the scarf combined with the yellow pop effect are amazing. I love the pleats.
thank you, it’s probably one of my favorit color combination, i use it a lot!
Beautiful! A little bit of the 1920 feelings, isn’t it?
yes, your right! it’s a bit a 1920 sihlouet with the low waist.
Sooo beautiful. Can’t waittomeet your sweet daughter…
hey annika, can’t wait for paris!
wunderschönes Kleid, würde mir auch gefallen. Aber Emilia sieht einfach nur süss aus.
danke mami, sie wörd au imne chössi azog no guet usgseh… 😉 do chammer nor gwönne!
This is very lovely! What a fun pop of sunny yellow under the rumpled neutral linen. Really perfect.
Thank you Amanda, we seem to have the same love for plain designs with a little extra ;). Nice to meet you!