Friday, July 29, 2016

Six Napoleon Rethinking: When you can't get to the actual thing yet.



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.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45191/how-to-fold-knife-and-box-pleats


4 comments:

  1. Yes! I have done something very like this. A box pleat with a godet in the middle of it. It uses quite a lot of fabric, but in order to be as economical as possible I cut and spread on the fabric to get the best out it and all my sections are effectively quarter circles, therefore joining on the straight or crossways grain.

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  2. Yes! I have done something very like this. A box pleat with a godet in the middle of it. It uses quite a lot of fabric, but in order to be as economical as possible I cut and spread on the fabric to get the best out it and all my sections are effectively quarter circles, therefore joining on the straight or crossways grain.

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  3. You're making look like the very lazy girl who just took a lot of fabric and folded it (which I did - LOL). Interesting analysis.

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Thanks thanks thanks. Together, we can make more better makes. You know what I mean, clever you!