Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pleats, Pleats and more Pleats

Adding your own touches to an existing pattern, combining patterns and putting coordinating fabrics together can make a basic pattern unique.

Here are a few samples of how adding pleats to a pattern can change the look.

The first outfit is made from New Look Pattern #6473. I shortened the pants a little and added long pleats in the same fabric as the top. Using the stripes in the fabric made it easier to make the pleats equal.
For the dress I used McCall's pattern number M4422. I replaced the gathered ruffle directed by the pattern and used pleats instead.
Both of these were made using my basic Annette sundress pattern. By adding straps instead of loops and a row of pleats along the bottom. I shortened the dress in the first outfit and added capri pants.
I like lining things when possible. The two dresses as well as the hot pink top are fully lined.


AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

ohhhhhh, this is giving me sewing fever!!!!!!!!!!!!

MorningSong said...

So cute!! I love how a ruffle, whether big or small, just adds so much!!

I will be posting (early next week) about an outfit I started for my son but ended up giving to a neighbor. I love it!! It turned out MUCH cuter than I expected. I wish I had finished it when it was JB's size so I could keep it!! :( Oh well!