This sunburst pleated skirt from the hip can be made with several custom options:
- The pleated portion can be made with a minimum 2 sunburst panels (half circles) or more depending on the look you are trying to achieve or the fabric you choose.
- Advantage of this style is that the pleating starts at the hip. Since it is lower than the waist longer lengths can be achieved quite easily regardless of narrower width fabrics. Another advantage of this style can also create a sliming effect if the seam line is positioned at the proper point along the hipline. See photo above.
- The hip seam, where the pleating meets the non-pleated portion of the skirt is shaped. This can be done straight as well which will eliminate some of the complexity in the construction of the garment.
- In addition the length of the pleated panels can be even around the hem or they can be slightly longer at the center back seam like in the image above.
- Another point to note regarding this style is the back of the skirt in the photo implies a soft fabric by the way it lays on the floor. If you choose a stiffer fabric like organza or taffeta your dress will not drape like the photo.
Since the pleating for this style starts at the hip extreme lengths are not necessary. In most instances our standard or long sunburst length should be sufficient which is a total radius of 44 inches / 120 cm (short) and 54 inches / 150cm (long) from the center of the circle.