Saturday, July 23, 2016

cartridge pleats successfully completed!



I am just around the bend from finishing my 1860 day gown. I successfully completed the cartridge pleats this afternoon while watching an episode of BBC's  All Creatures Great and Small. I gave my husband the full eight years on DVD for Fathers Day. He was well-pleased.

These pleats are not difficult in themselves to sew, yet it helps to have a few tips to keep from creating undue frustration. I found some excellent tips here for which I am thankful.

Now all that needs to be done is the hem, and perhaps some embellishment on the sleeves and front bodice.

4 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

So pretty! I admire your careful work.

Hannah Leake said...

When your finished, I would love to see pictures of the finished work! ;)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It's looking beautiful Cathy!

Karen Andreola said...

This garment looks beautiful so far. I read an article in Early American Life magazine some years back about petticoats - that they were not "gathered" but made with tiny pleats. Now I see clearly with your link - up close - how it is done.

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