After releasing my 3 Way Skirt Doll Clothes Pattern for 18 Inch American Girl and Cabbage Patch a little while ago, I’ve received a number of emails asking me about the different types of pleats. The two main types of pleats used when making doll clothes are the ‘knife’ and ‘box’ pleats. There are variances of these two – casual knife pleat, deep knife pleat, inverted box pleat, etc – but if you understand how to make these two simple pleats, then you will have no problems working with and creating pleats in your doll clothes.
As you all know, I love to ‘show’ you how to do something, rather than write lengthy explanations and drawing umpteen diagrams, so I have put together a video showing you how to create these simple pleats and take the mystery out of pleating. Enjoy! Click to see the video.
For lots more tips and tricks that make sewing doll clothes so much more fun try my How to Make Doll Clothes video course today.
By Rosie Saw