Variety of Silhouette in Eighteenth-Century Women’s Costumes
Pin the pleat securely along the CB fold so it doesn’t pull open as you work.
9. Pin the two pleats flat onto the underbodice. There will be some extra fabric at the outer fold—this can be eased and steamed in to fit.
8. Create two pleats on the back, matching the front pleats at the shoulder seam. It is helpful to mark the outer line of the pleat with pins or a basting thread before folding them. The lowest five to six inches of the pleat must be on the SOG so that the skirt will hang straight.