Box pleats

by Sophea

Box pleating using ribbon is a long process as were many of the trimmings I had to apply for this dress. I had to pin the correct width the full length of the pleated amount I needed – the correct length of ribbon/fabric needed for the box pleats is 3x the amount of the original length: for instance, a bodice seam id 30cm, so I will need a ribbon length of 90cm to create the right length of box pleats. Despite it being repetitive due to the quantity I needed to produce the finished overall look was very satisfying!