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Unread 11-14-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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Help Asuna Yuuki Skirt

I am a noob at sewing and I read so many tutorials on box pleats and I just cant figure it out. I am trying to make it so I can save money but this would be my first costume. Someone please help me!!! Thank you <3
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Unread 11-14-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Box pleats are basically knife pleats where every other pleat goes the opposite direction.

Think about it this way:



A and B should be ideally the same width--the width of one pleat, half the width of the full "box" for the box pleat. If you want the inside of the box to be wider, you can do A + B + extra width.

Does this help? Try it out on scraps before you work with your main fabric. That's honestly the best way to make sure you get your technique down. Also, make sure you hem your fabric before you pleat it.
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Ok that makes more sense now I will start practicing on scraps! Thank you do much c:
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It might make it easier if you get a piece of cardboard or something stiff and fold the fabric around it, it'll make your pleats more uniform.

Also a secret tip I read on the internet and have tried and can vouch for: Fill a spray bottle with a 50:50 mix of white vinegar and water, spray it reasonably liberally on your fabric, place a thin bit of cloth over the top and iron it. If you ever need to wash your skirt, the pleats will still be there after washing. You'll still need to iron them back in, but they won't have completely disappeared in the wash.
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It might make it easier if you get a piece of cardboard or something stiff and fold the fabric around it, it'll make your pleats more uniform.

Also a secret tip I read on the internet and have tried and can vouch for: Fill a spray bottle with a 50:50 mix of white vinegar and water, spray it reasonably liberally on your fabric, place a thin bit of cloth over the top and iron it. If you ever need to wash your skirt, the pleats will still be there after washing. You'll still need to iron them back in, but they won't have completely disappeared in the wash.
Oh those are great tips thank you I will try the cardboard now and when I get down how to pleat I definitely try the spray )) thanks for the help
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Starch will also do that.
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