I admire your persistence in making a box pleat skirt. I’d have just bought the fabric pre-pleated or sent it away to be permanently pressed into pleats. (Daughter of a seamstress - I’d have no idea that is even possible otherwise).
I’ve never managed to find pre-pleated fabric anywhere…if I had, that’s definitely the way I would have gone. I thought about doing regular pleats instead of box, to save myself the time, but I just think that box pleats look so much nicer.
As for sending it away to get permanently pressed…I did not know that was a thing I could do! I just use a water/white vinegar mix that I spray onto the folds as I iron them. It creases well that way and usually holds for a long while.
You know it’s almost winter by the way I turned the heating on just to try on the skirt I made.
Time for a long hot bath!
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LOL - when they’re older and they want to dress up I’ll get them the appropriate makeup for that! (They’d probably dye their hair red by that stage as well…)
Well, there you go. A little hair dye and make up never hurt anyone, and it’s a much more humane way to cosplay. ;)
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That is so awesome… (is it bad that if I ever go to something like that I want to put the boys in jumpers with an F and a G?)
Not bad at all! It’s only bad if you blast one of their ears off.
Okay so the first skirt is complete (if I never make another box pleat skirt again I’ll be happy because SIX FUCKING HOURS JUST ON THE PLEATS FUCK THAT SHIT), now there’s just another skirt and a cloak to make.
I definitely want to start the next skirt this weekend, but not tonight. Tonight I need to have dinner, take a nice long relaxing bath, and maybe see if I can get a little writing done.