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Try Your design on a paper - model. You will see the finished shape and design and also, where changes have to be done.

While sewing Your skirt and the pleats You will now experience bias-draping, because of the angular pleating. The pleats move to weave-directions but not to Your designed style or they hang lose so that it seems Your work has been for nothing.
Carefully baste each pleat before You fix it or You can either topstitch to fix it. If Your fabric is light and has no stand I would recommend doing so. If it has some stand You can fix the pleats with edgestitching or some handbaste stitches over the whole length.

While ironing bias-drapings be careful not to tear the fabric because it will lose its form and all Your notches and lines won´t fit together anymore. Just move up and down the iron to press the pleats gracefully. Good luck!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 06.48 AMby Livonet

    Hello. I have been trying to do a tulip wrap draped skirt, my problem is that I cant figure out how to do the pattern for getting the draped I want. and I wonder if this type of skirt I want is not based in the basic pencil skirt. The ones I have seen in google do not help me :(. Are you able to give me some advises? Thanks.

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    Nov 15, 2010, 09.38 PMby goldy55

    Thanks for putting your knowledge & expertise on this site for all of us (challenged) to see. I would have loved to see the pre & post piece since I’m more of a visual person.

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      Nov 16, 2010, 10.03 AMby meiissi

      Hi Goldy55!

      Step 3 of the tutorial shows the pattern before being folded and step 4 shows the folded pattern. Just make the edges meet again and fold the fabric on the left side either up or down and fix it.

      maybe there is another thing you did not get in my pretty short tutorial – just ask me, anytime!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 11.38 PMby meiissi

    Anytime! Hope You are successful :-) – otherwise just ask!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 05.32 PMby marinaglory

    Thank you for the technique! I also want to try this!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 01.29 PMby lizah

    thanks, I’ll try this!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 08.32 PMby j-willfromj-ville

    I’ll try it

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