If you prefer to read a hard copy instead of online, we just compiled a PDF document so you can easily print it out and read it on the go! The title is Pleating 101 and it lays the foundation for the basic types of pleats and how they combine to make more complex pleated styles. […]
When it comes to understanding the different types of pleats that are available, there is a lot of miscommunication. People often ask for the incorrect type of pleat or they ask “How much does it cost for a basic pleat?” From the standpoint of a pleater, that would be like someone walking into a supermarket and […]
I’m still here! I know I haven’t blogged in a while but I’ve been in the trenches pleating away! I bet you just can’t live without another post regarding pleating….so I apologize and I will try not to let it happen again! I do have good news for you: We just finished another ebook about pleating entitled How to Use Machine Pleating. This one shows examples of machine pleating as well as examples of its use in different styles. In this first version I briefly review things you should be aware of regarding machine pleating, especially as it relates to garment construction. The next booklet we publish will be addressing pattern pleating (or table pleating). Then I will start to revise all these documents and delve deeper into patterning...
Let me start by saying that this skirt was NOT pleated by us! A client brought it to us as a sample of a garment pleated overseas. This demonstrates extremely poor quality pleating and we were surprised that our client did not recognize this. I therefore thought it would be good to blog about how to recognize poor pleating.