Now to move on to the waist band. First fold over the top about half In and iron it down. This will help you get a nice straight line.
Now fold it again and tuck it under its self like this. Now you can sew it together.
After completing this I started to sew the ties on the bottom, middle to tie back the front of the over skirt. As you can see here it’s not yet to my liking.
So I added another tie to the back making it three ties to get this effect.
Once I got what I liked I started on the pleated trim.
I measured everything to the T.
Made sure its all the right size and started ironing the whole line. After you have a nice and flat material. I start folding in the bottom and top to make the pleated trim.
Make sure you measure your fold all the way down and across. I started with a 4 1/2 in width. After the fold I will end up with a 3 inch in size.
Now that it has been folded and sewn the bottom of the trim you need to start making your pleats with the pleater.
Make sure after ironing you put some tape down to hold your pleats in place before you sew them together.
Your pleats should look like this after you sew them together and now you can take of the tape.
Now it’s time to start pinning the pleats to the bottom of the over skirt. After I did that I sewn some white trim to give it some accent too.
Now I need to move onto the back bustle of the overskirt. First you put 3 twill tapes down the back so you can pin them up a touch to give you that puffy feeling. Pin them into place and then hand stitch them to the tapes.