Thursday, February 11, 2010

Slashed Placket

I thought I would give you a visual of the placket that I use on pattern #101. It is simple slashed placket, that basically requires folding and pressing.

Right side up, mark all of the cutting and fold lines with a blue wash-away marker. Next, cut along the solid lines, and fold under 1/8" of the left placket raw edge and stitch.

On the wrong side of the fabric, press the fabric open along the fold lines.

Right side up, lap the right placket over the left placket.

This leaves a pleat all the way down the back of the gown. I like to complete the gown and button holes before I top stitch along the dots at the bottom of the placket

This should answer the question, "Should I have a pleat at the bottom of the placket?" Now, you may bravely go on and make this sweet gown!

2 comments:

LAnderson said...

Great visual instructions! Thanks for posting this!

Gigi said...

I love you!!!! This made my life so much easier--plackets always scare me. Your pictures and instructions are perfect!

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