Paco Peralta - Pleated Skirt
Now that my dad is back home from his weekend, I am back to the normal routine and back to my sewing projects. We had a great time, and I actually did do a piece by request and a muslin for a future project, but those are not projects that will be be blogged about.
Today, I pulled out the skirt pieces, got the side edges serged and started on the pleats. The are four pleats on the front and on the back, two on each side rather than pleats all the way around the skirt. Especially in a plaid, this gives the skirt a little more of grown-up look, rather than a school-girl look.
I am going to stitch these pleats in place in the hip area. I don't think you necessarily have to do so, but I like that look. There are no instructions with these patterns, so it is up to the individual as to how to complete the garment.
At this point, the pleats are ready to go, and I'll get those stitched up and the side seams basted before trying it on for a quick fit. After checking the fit, I should be able to get the zipper in and have something more substantial to show you!
Parting Shot: B-17. While my father was here, he was able to get a ride in a B-17, one of the heavy bombers in use during WWII. Being retired Air Force, this was a special treat, as he has flown in just about every plane the Air Force used from the end of WWII/Korean War through the late 1980's, except for this one. There are less than 10 B-17's still in flying condition today, so to see one of these planes actually flying was a true step back in history.