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Pleat Front Shirt Template

Added May 27, 2010

by domestic-div...

Orange County, C...




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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”.

Material Notes

Any lightweight material




Garment Type
Beach, Bridal, Business, Casual, Evening Wear


5-Pleat Shirt Template

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.17 PMby lizah


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    May 30, 2010, 05.29 AMby swatterson

    what a great idea for even ready-made blouses

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    May 28, 2010, 04.17 PMby id2bylmj

    Looks like we both had creative genius yesterday! My mom already said I have to adjust some of her work blouses like this haha! Crafty idea!

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      May 29, 2010, 10.39 PMby domestic-divaonline

      Crazy coincidence! If you’re talking about adjusting a ready made blouse, I don’t see why you couldn’t use the template as a guide for that too. Thanks for your comment!

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    May 28, 2010, 03.21 PMby Galadriel F

    I like this. I may just try it.

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