Friday, September 26, 2014

Originator Sketch - Spring 1946 - Fan-shaped Tucks & Pleats

Fan pleats and fan tucks are such an elegant method for releasing fabric softly, I'm surprised they aren't used more often. It's a treat when I find them in vintage patterns, typically for blouses and dresses, and most often at the neckline or shoulders. This sketch provides true inspiration!


  1. I love it, but it IS difficult to get the pleats even.

    1. Good point! Perhaps that is why they are not common in patterns - although I would think the pleats would be well-marked on patterns. Hmmm...