THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

June 13, 2006

L Shape inverted kick pleat

Filed under: Couture Techniques,Els,Tutorials — Els @ 7:02 am

by Diva Els



  1. Els, yout tutorials are so helpful!

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — June 13, 2006 @ 8:49 am

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    Comment by Gorgeous Things — June 13, 2006 @ 8:49 am

  3. Darn, out of printer ink! Keep those great tutorials coming, Els. 🙂

    Comment by Gigi — June 13, 2006 @ 9:19 am

  4. Such an elegant solution and simple; simple as all great elegant solutions are.

    Comment by Mary Beth — June 13, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

  5. MaryBeth beat me to the word “elegant”. Now – when/why would you use this pleat instead of the one you described in your June 6 tutorial? Reducing bulk at the center back seam when you are using a fairly substantial fabric, maybe?

    Comment by Karla — June 13, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

  6. I can’t keep up with all this great stuff! Stop it – I love it.

    Comment by Phyllis — June 13, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

  7. Els, it’s funny how much our minds work alike. I’ve done this (and for the same exact reasons) but with two differences. One, I punch a hole in the pattern so I can mark how far down I have to sew since the squared lines aren’t there to mark the top of the vent. Second, I use a small piece of fusing, extending an inch or so past the stop point to stabilize that point. Unfortunately, you can’t do this in production. Rather, one relies on fusing the upper portion of the vent area to provide some stability.

    I was happy with the result and thought I’d do it on the back vent of a sportcoat…boy, was that ever a mistake, at least when it came to the lining portion. With one curve bowing out and heading east and the other curve bowing in and heading west, it was a nightmare. Accordingly, I never finished the jacket. I found it the other day and threw it out. I divorced the intended owner 6 years ago so I thought, “why not?”

    Comment by Kathleen Fasanella — June 15, 2006 @ 6:08 am

  8. Kickpelats are really clasys on skirts
    double vent opening
    classy and i have them in all my skirts
    mostly dress straight style
    wiht nive larg(er) back tab button
    the only thing is to make sure you have cross sew dart on top of pelat
    less worry about tear or ripping the pleat whe

    Comment by florienne lakes — June 29, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

  9. hi,
    how do you apply lining to a kick pleat.

    Comment by inmydreams — February 16, 2010 @ 5:41 am

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