For those who want to give it a go, here is the tutorial:
You will need:-Fabric (I used Orange 100% cotton)
-Your front shorts pieces
Are you ready?
Here we go!
BOX PLEAT TUTORIAL
- Follow step 1 of the pattern tutorial to transfer all your pattern markings to your fabric pieces. This is a necessary step, don't skip it!
2. Working on the wrong side of the front short pieces, follow step 2 of the pattern tutorial to baste your pleats in each marking.
Here is what the wrong side should look like.
Here is what the right side should look like.
3. To create an open box pleat you want to press the pleats flat from the back and baste them in place.
YAY! You are done!4. Continue with step 4 of the pattern tutorial to finish the shorts! When you are done with the tutorial, your shorts should look like this!
It's amazing how that one little tweak will give a pattern a whole new life, isn't it?
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