Pattern - Prisma from Love Notions
Fabric - unknown polyester knit from Fabricland
Skill - pleating with a fork
I did promise to show how to make pleats with a fork, didn't I! When we were testing, our designer, Tami Meyer, found a video on making pleats with a fork. It looked so ingenious, I wanted to try it out. Of course, your fork must be the right size! My fork was slightly less than an inch in width which was the perfect width to make the 1" pleat that the Prisma pleated skirt calls for.
This is not the most exact way to make pleats, but it's certainly quick! No marking - except possibly for the first half inch. I found a number of videos on the Internet, but most of them formed pleats in the opposite direction which I discovered sometimes caught on the sewing machine's foot. And if you find yourself sewing lots of pleats, there are even tools for this. Using a fork is just so much more fun!