If you are a fan of old movies, then I am sure you have seen the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe. And I am also sure you remember the iconic scene where her dress is blown upwards by a passing train as she stands on a subway grate! That dress is […]
I have a surprise for you. My grandfather Tom was never a pleater! As a matter of fact, the Tom Son’s factory started as a textile mill. He worked in the factory with his three sons: Leon, Anthony, and Jack. This photo (above) is of my uncle Jack, leaning on the door of the old […]
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 […]
For those of you who are going to hem your fabric before it gets pleated, this is a WARNING! Below is a problem we see time and time again, and it often ruins the fabric. The reason for this is the fact that after the fabric is hemmed, the length of one side has stretched and […]
The original pleated scarf from the movie, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” was not made by us, but we were successfully able to recreate one that looks just as good as the original… if not better :-). I didn’t know anything about the movie until a friend of mine mentioned it, asking if the scarf was […]
We now have a new style for brides-to-be. It’s a sunburst pleated veil that can be made out of tulle or net. These beautiful veils can be made to any length, as shown in the pictures below. You also have the option to order just the pleated fabric from us and send it to […]
I am surprised I don’t get asked this question more often. Come to think of it, nobody has ever asked me that question! They usually just walk in the door and call me Tom 🙂 I know it’s a mouthful, and that is the reason most people drop the “Tom’s Sons” part and simply call […]