Custom Pleated Ring Bearer Pillow

Custom Pleated Ring Bearer Pillow

For those of you that are planning to wear a pleated bridal dress why not carry through your idea with your ring bearers pillow and have that pleated as well.  The pillow can be custom made with a variety of fabric like chiffon, tulle or satin and can even be pleated in the same style to match you gown.  The sample we made below was made with a silk antique side pleat that was fused to a backing for easier sewing.  We also made a pleated...

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Pleating 101

Pleating 101

For those of you who don’t like to read 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 of the basic types of pleats and how they combine to make more complex pleated styles. The primary topics covered are: - The 3 ways to fold fabric. - The 3 basic pleated panel shapes. - The 2 ways to create variety with pleated styles. After reading...

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How to Identify Different Pleating Styles

How to Identify Different Pleating Styles

There is a tremendous amount of miscommunication and a lack of understanding regarding the different types of pleats available.  People often name the wrong type of pleat they want or ask “How much does it cost for a basic pleat?” You must understand that as a pleater that would be like someone walking into a supermarket asking “How much does it cost for basic food?”  I’m sure you can imagine how that question...

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The Biggest Problem When Hemming Your Pleats

The Biggest Problem When Hemming Your Pleats

This is a warning for those of you who are going to hem your fabric before it gets pleated.  Following is a problem we see time and time again and often either ruins the fabric.  The source of this issue is the fact that after the fabric is hemmed, the length of one side has stretched and is longer than the other side.  See the diagram below:     Below is an example of a hem that has been stretched after hemming.  Since the fabric is...

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The Girl in The Green Scarf

The Girl in The Green Scarf

Although we did not make the original pleated scarf from the movie, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” we were able to successfully recreate one that looks just as good… if not better :-).  I didn’t actually know anything about the movie until a friend of mine mentioned it, asking if the scarf was ours. After watching the film, I told him that I could replicate the scarf, no problem – when I gave it to him, he became...

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Custom Pleated Bridal Veil

Custom Pleated Bridal Veil

We now have a new style for brides-to-be.  A sunburst pleated veil that can be made out of tulle or net.  They can be made to any length, short or long, as in the pictures below.   You also have the option to order just the pleated fabric from us and send it to be made by your seamstress making your wedding dress.  The choice is yours.  Turn around time is usually a week to two weeks unless you need to design something custom.  Time frame...

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