I made another pleating board! The first one had 1″ pleats, this one has 1cm pleats. It took AGES.
The crazy stash fabric that backs it may end up being as close as I get to Jungle January this year…
I also have new pinking shears and pinking blades for my rarely-used rotary cutter, and a new cutting mat. So I experimented for a bit. I remembered why the rotary cutter is rarely used. It’s crap! Even with the new blade, I have to press sooooo hard, and go back over the same cut again and again, that there’s no point to it at all. I don’t get why [or how] some people use them for all their cutting out. Is it me? Probably.
I shoved it out of the way [cautiously, I’m scared of the bloody thing] and resorted to the wondrous delights of the Fiskar’s pinking shears. Bliss!
I’ve played with different widths, and the 3 main fabrics for the ensemble. What do you think?
All of them shown on top of all three fabrics as well. I’m planning to trim the lilac taffeta bodice, and the edges of the lilac overlays. I also have the irridescent ‘disco’ braid that I used on the silver skirt, bright silver narrow ribbon, wide black lace and purple sequin strip…
and there’s the origami style idea too
Aaaargh too many ideas! Fortunately, for this era, more is more, so I can use several. What would you go for?