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25-09-2012
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No ... I don't actually think so. A box pleat is a square type pleat, as apposed to an accordian pleat, which is more common. Box pleats are often sewn down to about the hips, but also can be loose from the waistband.

Box pleats:



It might be Inverted Box Pleats:





Looking at this closely, it looks more like a gore (or a godet) ... which is a separate piece of V shaped fabric sewn in to a seam that has been cut open, to make the skirt flare.

Gore:

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^ Yes, I meant the inverted one. Looks like it's cut on the bias (hard to tell exactly what's going on without more shots of different angles) with 2 inverted box pleats in front ...

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Is there a name for this kind of shoe with a block heel and single strap by the toe?

How about the way the sort-of-ankle-strap is, starting at mid-side there? Is there a name for that?



(This one is from Zara, did not fit me at all but would love to find similar.)

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Can someone explain what bias cut means? Like a bias cut dress or a skirt. I did a Google image search but I'm still a bit confused.

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I know how it fits, but I don't know how to make one. If a dress is cut at the bias it means it will shape itself after your body. When it hangs on a hanger, a bias cut dress will be very long and look like a size XXXXS or something like that. Once you put it on, it will get shorter as it moulds to your body. The dress will "stretch", without using elastan and without klinging to your body. It is a great kind of cut because it doesn't matter as much if your dress size changes.

I think the fabric is cut when the fibres are "at an angle", not perfectly vertical and horizontal, but I am not sure about this. Some bias cut dresses are made from varios pannels of fabric, so that it has a stretchy-quality.

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Yes, bias cut is cut on the diagonal.

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