First, my question: In Threads 135 Feb/Mar 2008 “Little Black Dress from Start to Finish” pg 33 item 9, the author says “The lining- formed with a small ease pleat- will cover the stitches as its joined to the fashion fabric with a loose but secure running stitch”.
I’ve never seen or heard of this technique before. I don’t even know what to ask about it! Does anyone know of a more detailed explanation for this anywhere? Or even pictures. I’ll try to clarify what I’m wondering:
-why is it called an “ease pleat”? (does it actually lend ease?)
-are there any pattern changes necessary?
Second, a short introduction. I’m a graduate student at NYU in Costume Studies, with a degree in patternmaking from FIT. I worked for a year and a half in custom-businesswear, but found it too stressful. I volunteer (and hopefully will soon work!) in the Costume department at the Museum of the City of New York. My special interests are historical sewing techniques, primarily 19th c.