Video Tutorial: How to Set a Placket in a Slash


This tutorial will help you navigate through the plackets in my Regency Gown and Elegant Lady’s Closet patterns:

10 Comments on Video Tutorial: How to Set a Placket in a Slash

  1. Rochelle New
    August 3, 2013 at 4:50 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome tutorial! I just gave it a try in my latest skirt project and it looks great. I’m definitely going to use this method a lot more in my sewing. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Crystal @ 29 Rue House
    October 14, 2013 at 5:21 am (3 years ago)

    Very helpful! Couldn’t have done the placket in the girls regency dress without it!

  3. Kit
    February 1, 2014 at 7:21 am (3 years ago)

    Wonderful! I used this to put in the placket in my regency gown and it looks fantastic! And it was easy! Thank you for posting this!

  4. Susan
    March 3, 2014 at 11:34 pm (3 years ago)

    This was really helpful, thank you. Now I’m trying to work out how to line this placket up with the back edges of my bodice, since the bodice has to overlap to button closed. Do I have to offset it somehow?

    • Jennie Chancey
      March 3, 2014 at 11:39 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi, Susan. You’ll line up the left edge of the bodice with the completely turned-under left edge of the skirt placket. Then you’ll line up the right edge of the bodice with the placket itself (as the right side of the placket isn’t folded completely under). This gives you the needed overlap. The bodice will overlap itself, and the uppermost edge of the skirt will overlap the placket sewn into the slash beneath. Hope this helps!

      • Susan
        March 4, 2014 at 3:07 am (3 years ago)

        It seems like that would throw the skirt back slightly off centre? But maybe I’m just overthinking this! Thanks for your help, I will just have to go ahead and try it!

        • Jennie Chancey
          March 4, 2014 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

          Actually, it won’t throw off the center back, since the placket overlaps itself. It would only throw off the center back if both sides of the placket were folded completely under, which would force the placket to overlap the skirt instead of itself. There will be a wee bit of a “pinch pleat” in the center back, which is completely common with plackets set in a slash, but it won’t be noticeable in the whole scheme of things if you iron at each step and make everything nice and neat. Happy sewing!

  5. Lou
    July 28, 2016 at 4:13 pm (6 months ago)

    Thankyou so much for this. I’m doing a 1950’s dress from a pattern and the instructions may as well be in another language. I couldn’t have done it without your little vid. Great tutorial!

    • Jennie Chancey
      July 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm (6 months ago)

      I’m so glad! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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