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Sewing a Pleated Peplum into a Bodice


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Video Duration: 18 minutes 19 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You’d like to learn how to pleat fabric
  • You are unsure of how to follow the instructions on a pleated pattern
  • You want to learn how to sew a pleated seam

You will Learn:

  • How to how to attach a skirt and skirt lining
  • How to properly pin and secure pleats in place before sewing
  • How to line up the pleats accurately as you sew


In this video, Meg Healy will show you how to attach a pleated peplum to the waist seam of a bodice, and how to sew a lining to the garment for a tidy, professional finish. The end result is a beautiful and stylish peplum top that you’re sure to love! Meg will teach you how to transfer markings from pattern to fabric, and how to ensure everything is lining up correctly.

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.