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Unread 08-26-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Fabric for Pleated Skirt....

I was curious as to what type of fabric you all would suggest for making a pleated skirt. I'm looking for something that will have a crisp look and hold a crease/pleat well. However, I dont want the fabric to be too think or too thin. I would never think that finding a suitable fabric would be so difficult... bu t i'm kinda just guessing as I go as what would be good. If anyone has any suggestions, please pass them on!
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Unread 08-26-2003, 11:37 PM   #2
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I recommend a cotton-poly blend, which will be durable and still hold pleats - but they come in many different weights and weaves, so you'll just need to look at what's available at your local fabric store until you find one that suits you.
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Unread 08-27-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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I have used a wool-blend suiting material to make a pleated skirt before, and it holds the pleats wonderfully (once ironed in after sewing) and is really easy to work with. It wasn't too heavy (not really thick wool suiting) but not too light. It's what I would work with again if I ever need to make a pleated skirt, but thats my personal opinion.

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Unread 08-27-2003, 10:25 PM   #4
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I have used Trigger Poplin before
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Unread 08-28-2003, 08:08 AM   #5
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Right. Wool blend. *smacks self* That's what I used for my Hitomi and Yuna skirts, and it worked like a dream. If you use cotton/poly, though, there's a special type of press cloth you can use to set the pleats crisply and PERMANENTLY.
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Unread 08-28-2003, 12:00 PM   #6
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I have a pleated-skirt question as well. I have only made one so far, by folding the fabric and pinning it (without using the pattern directions, which just messed me up).

The skirt looks okay, but it is not "full" enough (as in, if I pulled it outwards it would not extend very far).

Should I use more material, make bigger/smaller pleats?
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Should I use more material, make bigger/smaller pleats?
You mean it's not full enough around the hem? The only way to make it bigger in that case is to use more fabric, as the hem circumference will be the same no matter how big or small the pleats you use. If it fits you, and you can walk comfortably in it, I wouldn't worry.
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Thanks for your help
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Thanks so much for your suggestions. I appreciate it muchly!!!
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