Making a flared, box pleated skirt


Tamaki Is A Girl

Though this skirt needs some finishing off, it’s done enough that I can show you my process. It was a little tricky to figure out how to make it given that it needed to flare out at the same angle as my petticoats. With a normal pleated skirt you can just fold a long rectangle and then join the ends, or cut out lots of rectangles, but I had to cut out trapeziums so the skirt would be wider at the bottom than the top.

Something that helped me figure out how to make this was a brief tutorial here. It showed in paper how the pieces fit, so I also made a small paper version of a couple of panels to figure out the shape.

Firstly, this is the fabric I found. It’s very thick and heavy, and a little bit shiny, so it looks just like the…

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