I love cartridge pleating! No other hand-sewing technique is more beautiful. Used extensively during the 15th and 16th centuries, cartridge pleating had a resurgence in 1830’s – 1860’s.
CARTRIDGE PLEATING VIDEO
Yesterday I was cartridge pleating the skirt of a reproduction c.1830’s baby dress and on the spur of the moment decided to make a quick how-to video. Totally unscripted and off the cuff 🙂 , but hopefully helpful to any of you who would like to add more fullness and a marvelous period detail to your reproduction Izannah Walker doll clothing. You can easily modify the skirt of my Izannah Walker Doll Clothes Pattern to change from a gathered to cartridge pleated skirt.