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Unread 10-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Making pleated skirts

So I've finally decided to take a hand at sewing, so I can make my own cosplays! The first one I wanna attempt is Vocaloid Meiko's default outfit. It looks easy enough to tackle as a first-timer, however..... how do you make a skirt have pleats? I really love pleated skirts, and it's not like it is hard to buy one, but when we're talking about Meiko's skirt, you really can't find that one at any store, unless you plan to shell out some cash to buy the official cosplay.

So I was wondering how one would go about this? I'm probably going to do it the old-fashioned way by just a needle and thread by now until I can use the machine, so if anyone knows an easy method of making pleated skirts with hand-sewing, that'd be great ^.^
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Unread 10-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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sewing pleats by hand is no more difficult than using a machine, it might even be easier. The key to pleats is not the needle & thread but the iron. The entire skirt should be pressed (and I mean REALLY pressed) before a single stitch is done.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Ah, I think I get it ^o^

Thank you~
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Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate) {debuted at; Anime Expo AX2012}
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Meiko [default] (Vocaloid)
Hajime (Hamatora) {debuted at; Anime Conji 2014}
Tomoyo Daidouji [summer uniform] (Cardcaptor Sakura)

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Kaiko Shion [blue dress - original] (Vocaloid)
Xiaoyu [school uniform] (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)
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