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03 Oct 2012 - 22:5492093
Putting pleats in a skirt....
I'm probably going to sound a complete muppet, but we're trying to put pleats in a skirt and they just keep coming out. We've tried ironing them in and using starch, but they have the longevity of an icecube in the sahara....

Any ideas? Please....

04 Oct 2012 - 20:4092129
How long is the skirt? Can you post a picture?

04 Oct 2012 - 23:0092136
You'll need to stitch them in. First, iron the pleats in and pin them, then just run the machine on the inside of the pleat (so, turn the skirt inside out and iron it there)

You may also need to stitch along the outside of the skirt too though.

Though, there is a lot of material in a pleated skirted. For a size 10-12 (roughly) lady, it takes a metre of 60" material - and 3/4 of that was the material needed to do the pleats. This might be the issues if you're modifying a skirt.

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05 Oct 2012 - 20:0692174
Thank you both for replying.

Nixie = lifesaver. Many thanks.

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