death to pleating!

Once upon a time, I saw a super cute pleated dress for a baby. I thought to myself, "I could do that," then came home to try it. 

What was I thinking?

This took me an hour or so to complete...

That's right, 4 inches of pleating. . . 1 hour. This dress was supposed to be for Pretty's 1st birthday pictures (which still have not been scheduled). Instead, I am finishing it for Easter.

In the interest of full disclosure, it got easier after the first 4 inches because I figured out how to do it better. I also let go of having perfect pleats... Wish me luck!!


Amanda said...

Looks great! I wouldn't worry, I got stuck just trying to put lining in a bag I was sewing, after about a total of 4 hours I ended up putting a plea out on my blog for help!

Bree said...

Looks good so far! Are you pinning straight into your ironing board? I do that all the time to hold seams I've just pressed & it works perfectly to hold them until the fabric cools!

Audrey said...

Good luck! Can't wait to see what this 4 inches turns into.

We need to schedule her pictures!!