Pleated Skirts

Hi. I am doing a Pleated skirt for a cosplay and it is my first time making clothing. I was wondering if i pleated the skirt first then added the elastic waist. Help?

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Aug 31, 2015
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Pleating a Skirt
by: mimijoon

Hi,

I would iron in the pleats, but if they are going to be sewn down, I would not do that in the waist area.

This is so that the elastic can stretch without popping the stitches.

I would leave at least the sewing allowance plus twice the width of the elastic plus a bit more (maybe 1/4" or so) unsewn, so that the elastic can stretch.

Thanks for letting me help. If you need more help, let me know!

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