You will need
- Fabric for skirts, 12 sheets of thick paper (e.g., drawing) of size 60 to 80 cm, pencil, ruler, awl, thread and needle (or glue), cargo, iron, cloth for steaming, a solution of soapy water
To obtain the form for direct pleated, it is necessary to mark, then lay the folds of the prepared paper sheets. For this to comfortably sit on the big table. Put three pieces of paper exactly on top of one another, attach them to the table with the buttons. Stepping back from the edges by one inch, top and bottom, draw two horizontal lines. From left to right, make the lines punctures, alternating at the same distance in one and two centimeters. Points connect lines vertically, using a ruler. Remove the top sheet and follow the same procedure with the two following leaves. After that, each sheet accordion fold in the planned lines.
Preparing all the remaining leaves in the same way, glue or stitch the two forms of 6 sheets each. In this case, make sure that the seam, or gluing a sequence of folds are not violated.
The finished forms will put the harmonica on the table and carefully iron with a hot iron through a linen cloth soaked in a strong solution of soapy water.
Note that plisserovannye skirts in this form of fabric will be required three times more than usual. In other words, width edges of the future skirts must conform to three times the volume of your hips. The fit of the skirt stitch the common thread of the fabric. The bottom of the skirt hem in advance.
One of the ready-made shapes drag and secure a heavy load. In the expanded bottom panel forms the underside of the bottom gently apply the skirt. Make sure that the fabric is not wrinkled. The vertical seam of the skirt has to be exactly in the bend shape. On top of the skirt, placing second form so to match the folds of the lower and upper forms.
Remount the edge of the cargo and put the fabric together the pleated paper forms, strengthening the prepared portion so that the fabric has not shifted.
Collect the form and from both sides of the steam iron through a cloth dampened in a mild soap solution with the addition of 2 tablespoons of vinegar for 3 liters of water. Cloth for steaming should be well overcome. A dense fabric can be steamed twice.
Remove the fabric from the mold. Cover the table with a blanket, a blanket sheet of paper, and on paper, lay the fabric wrong side up. Adjust the folds of the pleats and through the thin paper iron not too hot iron.
Additional source: "100 models of women's skirts", GN Alexandrov, 1992.