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    Anonymous @

    Are the pleats supposed to be sticking out on this skirt? I’ve seen several that way but the picture on the pattern shows them laying flat. What needs to be done to get them to lay flat? Thanks!

    Liesl Gibson

    Pleats will tend to stick out a little bit because the fabric wants to open up and flare. For this skirt, if you turn the skirt so the pleats open toward the back they’ll look less like they stick out. And a good pressing will help, but it’s really just the nature of pleats and cotton, I think.

    Your question reminds me that I forgot to take a photo of a skirt my Mom wore to Quilt Market. After making the Music Class skirt for her grand-daughter (my niece), she turned around and make one for herself, altering a skirt pattern to add the side panel and pleated insert. It looked great on her!

    Anonymous @

    Ok – thanks. I just don’t want it to look like a mermaid shape! LOL.

    That is so cool that your Mom made a Music Class skirt for herself! I don’t blame her – I love the design. I keep wishing you’d put out some patterns for us Mamas.

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