Added May 27, 2010
Orange County, C...
While looking for a pleat front shirt pattern, it dawned on me that I didn’t need to spend money on another pattern just to get pleats on my shirt. So I sat down at my computer, where so many of my sewing projects begin, and designed a template I could use to alter my favorite shirt pattern. I started with 4 pleats then decided the pleat sections were just a little too narrow so I changed it to 5. I used the template to make my swim suit cover-up and it worked great. After I published the cover-up people wanted to know the pattern number. That’s when I realized I should share the template. It works on just about any style neckline for men’s or women’s shirts that open in the front and those that don’t. The template is now available and ready for free download with the link in “credits”.
Any lightweight material
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.