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I admit to being one of those people who think that very nearly everything could be improved with a modest pleat or ruffle to spice things up, so I was intrigued by this tutorial for drafting a double back pleat by Lauriana at Petit Main Sauvage. My relationship to her blog is usually much more aspirational as I’m a middling sewer at best and she’s constantly dashing off her own intricate patterns, but this seems pretty straightforward. If you can draft your own pattern, so much the better, but for a learning sewer like myself, she explains how to add it to an existing skirt pattern (or even an existing skirt, I suppose). I think it’s time for an wool autumn skirt with a pleat in a contrasting color ….


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