Frissell, Toni, photographer. [Five Women Holding Hands and Walking Together in a Row, Sky in Background]. [August, 1935] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2013650613. (Accessed March 31, 2016.)
Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com/is having a 1930’s Sew-along. I never thought I would be making pleats and here I am learning all about them and even contemplating working one or two pleats into my 6 gore skirt draft/drape. Thank you, Norma!
Here are a couple of scans of pleat treatments from the book Weldon’s Encyclopaedia of Needlework Illustrated. It’s undated but I think it might be from about 1935. The price was under $20 with shipping. I found my copy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/.
The False Pleat looks very interesting. I will have to play around with the idea using paper. It looks like it could be similar to EmilyAnn’s Kickpleat shown in the last photo on her post at:
In this case, “the Kickpleat runs the entire length of the skirt from waistline to hem”. I’m not sure how it would work out for a center front or side front walking ease pleat yet. In the drawing below a line of stitching holds the top of the pleat. In the second photo below an arrowhead marks the top of the pleat.
In the scan below, illustration “c” “Shows a neat way of securing the pleats at the top so that they do not sag. Notice the neat buttonhole finish to the seam.”
In the scan below, in the upper right photo, the skirt is fastened to what appears to be an under bodice by means of buttons and buttonholes. In this case the keyhole of the buttonhole would be at the upper edge to give the button a place to rest. I don’t see an explanation for this illustration, but perhaps the skirt and bodice had differing laundering requirements or an under blouse of another color could substituted. Presumably the buttons would be concealed by an over blouse.