When I was testing pleats out, I came up with a sample set of pleats and how I thought they worked in the Six Napoleon dress and a couple of other Dogstar skirts.
I was wrong about the dress skirt.
That green godet pleat is much bigger than just that. There's a lot of skirt unaccounted for with so few pleats (yes, I know it's doubled, but still, look at it). Almost twice the volume is at that offset drop (the green line on the picture on the left).
I think it's a box pleat with the godet in the middle of it.
I think you could bury a seam (the red line) at some point in that box pleat to save on how insanely wide this fabric would have to be.
And I will need to measure out how long that piece of fabric needs to be
|Erm, this really is not to scale, but if you colored the pleat parts differently, depending on their function.....okay, it works for me. And sometimes, this blog is my midnight record keeping device.|
And since I'm being a thrifty creep in my version, I have to make it count.
Did I mention I've not been able to drape it yet?
So the next blog post has to be: making the damn thing work.
Meanwhile, a little video reminder for pleat planning.