Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Six Napoleon Test Draping

The hype is moving forward on the Six Napoleon challenge

Gratefully, the deadline has been shoved to August 8th, which is great as July 14th just won't happen for me.

(That costume set is being rebuilt from scratch)

Since my version is the 'all thrifted edition', I have a bodice premade. 
I am concentrating on the skirt pleating, the skirt being a set of organza curtains. Prehemmed, natch.

I haven't been home much to work on it, so I've been smacking at it online and at the packing table at work with butcher paper.

I broke the types of pleats down from the photo and other Dogstar skirts. I assume the same tricks get used again for consistency across the 'line'.

Lots of packing paper went into this afternoon

From left: double box, godet pleat, single pleat, bias end pleat.

Thanks to my patient boss BT for such shenanigans.

More with the skirt with Studio Faro at Sew2Pro


  1. Tremendously helpful, thanks!

    1. I thought about this today and you have decoded the skirt for me. Thanks.

  2. Enormous thanks Stephanie and boss BT and butcher paper. I hadn't heard of most of those pleats but my knees sure hurt from kneeling in front of the dummy folding fabric in ways I'm not sure I can explain!!


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