I’ve sewn a 1920s pleated 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.
Nevertheless, I decided to use this fabric, as polyester holds pleats very well, even after washing.
I’ve always admired pleated skirt, but I’ve thought it would take ages to iron all those pleats! 😉
To make the pleats, I’ve cut a strip of paper …
… using it as a gauge while ironing the pleats. This way, the ironing was much faster than I thought. 😀
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.