Stitching or basting pleats?
I'm new to sewing. At the moment I'm trying to make an inverted box pleat skirt. The pattern is simple enough, and I've just pinned my pleats into place. But now I'm unsure... do I baste or machine stitch them?
The pattern says to baste, and then moves on to the next stages (attaching the yoke, etc) but my mother says it won't be very strong if I only do that. She thinks I should machine stitch them.
I really not sure what to do! Can someone give me some advice? Thank you!