Playing with Pleats: Part One
Spring top #3 is in the works. This top did not start with a particular pattern or fabric, just a vague idea of pleats. I have been noticing them on apparel and household items and wanted a chance to play around. Lacking a selection of solids in stash fabric, I headed to the shoppe. Nothing was quite the right color for me but I came home with a yard and a half of a red/orange shot cotton anyways. It sat for a few days, but I still wasn’t excited. I had recently seen some tutorials on discharge dying and was hoping the process and the resulting altered fabric would get me interested. I filled the sink, added some bleach, swished my pre-wet fabric and waited a few minutes. The water slowly turned yellow and after a few minutes my fabric looked less red and more orange. The photo below shows the red warp threads turned to a washed out pink the the orange weft threads brightened up a bit. I sewed up a grouping of pin tucks. Now, I only have to decide on a pattern to showcase the pleats.