Pleatings





A pleating is difficult and requires patience. Unless accurately made,

it should never be used on a hat, for upon its accuracy depends its

attractiveness. The simplest pleating is a side pleating. This may be

made from paper or stiff muslin for practice work. There should not be a

thread's difference in the width of each pleat. Any simple pleating

requires three times the length of the space it is to cover. If a

half-inch pleating is to be made, the folds will come every one and

one-half inches. As each fold is laid, baste it down with silk thread.

Press slightly on the wrong side before using.





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