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Subject: Pleating the front panel

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Date Posted: 17:16:17 09/15/01 Sat
In reply to: 's message, "Other panel problems/techniques" on 13:27:34 04/03/01 Tue

I have used the Irish Threads pattern with good results. However, I now see that alot of dresses pleat the front instead of the side panels. The look is basically the same, except the seam is in the pleat instead of at the side of the front panel. This seems nicer to me. So, my question, is what pattern does this, and would the irish threads work to this is the front panel is cut wider and the sides narrower?

-Yes Irish Threads pattern would work this way. just transfer the half of the pleat to the front panel PATM

-In the Irish threads dresses, the pleat in front is formed by folding the side panels under the front about 1/2 way. In the dress I described above, the front panel is cut wider and folded to create the two side pleats. This makes a smoother looking front panel because there is no seam there. OP

-Sounds like a good idea, unless you want piping along the sides of the front panel. I have been piping the bodice princess seams of my daughter's dresses and continuing it down the sides of the front panel. Gives a nice vertical line to the dress and helps to unify the design.

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Date Posted: 13:01:26 03/15/02 Fri

I'm about to start a new dress with inverted pleats. The last dress I made using Pat's pattern, boning and stiffener and some advice from this board came out so well and went together without a problem. (Thanks everyone!) Now I face a new challenge of inverted pleats and again my questions are 1. Are the seam allowances on the Irish Threads pattern or do I add them on and 2. Do I use the stiffener with the contrasting "inverted pleat fabric" because I know there's a fold line and wondered if with the stiffener, will it make a sharp fold?

-the patterns say that they have seam allowance at the edges -- some are 5/8 some are 1 inch -- pattern pieces say where is what. I use stiffener in the pleats (but lighterweight only) and boning at the TOP of the pleat to make it open fully.

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