I love the look of tucks on a dress. I find the look to be so sweet and elegant, and are surprisingly very easy to create. All you need is a steady hand and a little bit of patience. The most common types of tucks are the basic tuck, the corded tuck, and the lesser known shell tuck.
Here are a few examples:
This week we will learn how to make a basic tuck and a corded tuck, starting with a basic tuck.
The basic tuck can be created either vertically or horizontally to add interest or take up extra length on a skirt. This tuck can be used on any year of historical sewing.
The corded tuck adds some weight to garments and is often found on petticoats.
The only rule of thumb for any type of tuck is to make sure you add in extra fabric when you cut out your pattern to accommodate the tucks.
Next post: Making a Shell Tuck