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My Uncle Jack

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 […]

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What is Build a Wedding Dress?

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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. (more…)

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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 […]

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