Added Jul 1, 2009
An inspiration for this dress came from Laundry by Shelli Segal Pleat Dress.
This was my knockoff attempt. I liked the pleats sewn outwards instead of inwards, so I changed my original idea. Also, I didn’t pleat the back of the dress, since I didn’t want to accentuate my big bottom more than it is already exposed:).
The dress is not so close fitted due to lack of vertical darts.
This kind of pattern requires fabric that has some thickness, but drapes really well. I used georgette viscose.
This dress was featured in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of the Sew News magazine, available in the USA. The last image is scanned from the magazine itself. To read more about how to draft a leaf pleated dress, take a look here
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