First pleating test
Well, it did not go as well as I planned, but it was not bad.
I opened the paper mold and it looks great. Next I lay the red fabric I use for testing on it and started to fold it.
In the tutorial video they use two paper molds and sandwich the fabric in between. Since I don't have more of the paper, I thought I can try using only one as the mold and fold the fabric in between the creases. I do that with my straight folds board and it worked.
Well, it did not work as well as I was hoping for.
It's not bad and the mold works great but when I fold the paper with the fabric, the hem line moves and I do not get a nice even waistline or hem line.
I also used fabric that is already curved at the top which adds to the distortion.
I will try with a straight top fabric and see how it works.
Since I ordered more paper, I will make another mold and follow as the tutorial show.
Here is a link to the You tube tutorial.
(2) How to make a sunray pleating pattern - YouTube