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  • Cartridge pleating is actually more tedious than hemming. I thought hemming was as slow as it got... #

Date: 2010-01-31 05:10 am (UTC)
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I once had to hand hem a cartridge pleated skirt for a larger woman.

It was rule violating greenish yellow with tiny horrid pink flowers

I still shudder thinking about it!

Is this for Ymir garb?

Date: 2010-01-31 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, Isabetta's getting Florentine as I realized I could probably do it after making Margaret's dress. It'll be more flattering, I think, than a GFD. The only catch, of course, is that both the over- and under-gowns have like 4 yd cartridge pleated skirts.

Date: 2010-01-31 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whaaat? How do you cartridge pleat? It's easy as pie!

Date: 2010-01-31 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't say *difficult*, I said tedious. Not the gathering stitches, but the attaching of the skirt to the bodice. Just one of those things that seems to take forever...

Really, this falls under "I shouldn't leave my one true century" but ah well.

Date: 2010-01-31 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still think hemming is more boring. Although truthfully you sort of have to hem the waistline of the skirt before you can attach it to the bodice, so it's like hemming there.

Oh, I have also learned the trick of preventative bandaids. I use silk buttonhole floss to attach skirt to bodice, and before I start I put a bandaid around my little finger to prevent the thread from cutting into me when I pull it tight. The first time, when I forgot to do that, I had a nice deep groove in my finger that I discovered when it started smarting a bit, heh.

Leaving the comfort zone is hard though. I am having a hard time getting started on a bliat/a 12th century outfit even though I know that theoretically it ought to be much less complicated than tudor.

Date: 2010-01-31 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But... but... all those perfectly placed pleats, all lined up in a tidy little row! I <3 cartridge pleating like woah. It's so tidy and pretty. Not NEARLY as boring as hemming! :)

Date: 2010-01-31 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree; MUCH more satisfying.

Date: 2010-01-31 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
IMO, doing lacing eyelets is way more tedious than either cartridge pleating or hemming! Hemming I can usually knock out in an evening of watching TV. Eyelets I will put off as long as possible...

Date: 2010-01-31 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Luckily, this particular project is one for someone else, so she has to do her own hemming and eyelets. I had just never done cartridge pleating before, so therefore couldn't show her how to do it, and therefore was stuck attempting it myself.

On the upside, now I know...?

Date: 2010-02-01 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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