1920s White Pleated Satin Skirt

1920s White Pleated Satin Skirt

I’ve sewn a 1920s pleated skirt.

pleated polyester satin skirt

I’ve used polyester satin fabric. Originally, I bought it as 100% acetate fabric – a fabric used in the 1920s. But when I tested the fabric, it was just polyester. So I’ve got a refund, and the skirt didn’t cost a penny.

skirt pleats

Nevertheless, I decided to use this fabric, as polyester holds pleats very well, even after washing.

1920s pleated skirt dress

I’ve always admired pleated skirt, but I’ve thought it would take ages to iron all those pleats! 😉

how to make pleats with strip of paper

To make the pleats, I’ve cut a strip of paper …

ironing pleated skirt

… using it as a gauge while ironing the pleats. This way, the ironing was much faster than I thought. 😀

skirt pleats satin skirt

1920s skirts often had a bodice part attached; so the skirt didn’t have a waistband. With the skirt, a blouse and/ or jacket would have been worn, or a sweater as in this photograph.

1920s pleated skirt

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