When pleats won’t do, try layering!

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Now that I have explained how to add pleats, the perfect subject to write about next is layering. It’s kind of like pleats. It’s a technique you can use, if you want to create pleats that have another shape. Something you can’t fold.I have done several pieces using this technique, so it was difficult to ...

More pleating techniques

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So, as promised, here's another post on pleats. They are so versatile that I wanted to introduce a couple of other variations: the pleated stripes and pleats across pleats. Because why make things too simple, right? Both techniques are easier if you already read the first ...

Speaking of pleats…

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Pleating is another way of adding details to your clothes. Probably the first thing that comes to your mind, is a pleated skirt. But pleats can be placed in other ways, too. You can pleat the whole garment or just parts of it. Pleating creates patterns and textures. Here are some examples of my ...

How to create accordion-pleats

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This is another cool sculptural technique. However, like the polyhedrons, also this one requires quite a lot of time. You can use accordion-pleats as a way of creating several layers of the same shape, highlighting parts of the garment's seams. This is the more discreet version. Or you can use it to add sculptural ...