I have a new bride to sew for and she wants a “godet” shaped piece with knife pleats added to her gown. I am making a gown similar to this one…http://www.morilee.com/DressDetail.aspx?C=1&D=2180&P=2
The bride wants the inset in the train portion of the gown to be done in sunray pleats. My question is should I cut this on the bias or straight of grain? The pleats will fan out from the center top of the inset…starting out at 1/4 in. and widening to 1.5 in at the bottom, and will be mirrored from the center. Also, should I use a lightweight fusible interfacing to stabalize the inset? The gown is made of inexpensive polyester candelight colored satin, purchased at JoAnne Fabrics. The contrasting bands will be out of crepe backed satin, in a taupe color.
I’ve done pleats before, but not in an inset like this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
BTW: The wedding gown I did for the very large bride turned out wonderfully. I’m still waiting for the bride to email me pix so I can post them for you to see.
Edited 8/22/2008 12:15 pm ET by Ocrafty1