Sewing Method, Working on my pleat methods and techniques, for upcoming cargo/tactical shorts and shirt builds.
Don’t have a pleat board and don’t want to purchase on, won’t be using it too often, don’t do much pleat work.
So time to come up with practical methods and techniques to end up with consistent pleats.
Also will need this to work on both medium weight shirting and bottom weight fabric.
The best method I came decided that I will use, is to make strips of fabric, for this example were 1″ or 2.5cm wide, folded in half length wise, them sewn on to some stabilizes fabric.
For this pleat application mostly for shorts and pants will need the pleats to stay in place. So the more traditional method, left me with pleats that opened up and deformed. No make of mine is going to get a way with that, the fabric will bend to my will, and do I want. hehe
Some upcoming projects is a pleated shirt and some pleating details to cargo/tactical pants/shorts.
Then I marked on my stabilized fabric where I need to sew them to.. Have to do some planing on width of strips, and placement to get to correct overlap and layering I am looking for.
For the shirt build I am going to 1/4″ or 5mm reveal. and for the shorts/pants a 3/8″ or 8mm reveal.