Making draperies

by brae  

Now that I've picked my favorite from the paper mockups, it's time to make the pleated draperies for real.

I'm using my vintage Millie August Magic Mini pleating tool.  I have a post on the process here.  The only difference was this time I used Fray Check along all the edges since the fabric wanted to fray just looking at it.  :D

I've set them aside to dry until I'm ready for them...should have a good pleat by then.  I'll likely spray them once I remove them from the pleater so they keep their shape, but for now it keeps them out of the way to leave them in the pleater.


Comment from: kat [Visitor]

Why has Plaid not re-issued this? They make all kinds of boring stuff, the least they could do is put this back out and make the mini world happy again! lol

11/24/15 @ 18:38
Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]

What a nifty tool! Like tiny Venetian blinds. I bet they would sell if they reissued them. Why do I think there’s something for smocking that pleats fabric? Not that many people smock these days. Oh.. googled it. It inserts the threads and would be way more expensive than an manual pleater. =X

11/24/15 @ 19:58
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]

Even if it didn’t work, it would be worth re-issuing it just for the name. Obviously it does work, and rather well! I agree that you are “making the draperies for real"!

11/24/15 @ 20:35
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]

what a clever thing that is! And nice drapes Brae, I really like the colour :D

11/25/15 @ 08:02
Comment from: cynthia [Visitor]

Such tantalizing hints!! Thanks for the updates. It looks art deco-ish lol.

11/25/15 @ 14:32
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

That looks like a really nifty too and it does a very precise job. I’ve never seen that gadget before.

11/26/15 @ 10:11
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]

18 days, 18 DAYS! Arghgh =0P

11/27/15 @ 05:44
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

Oooh, those look really good!!

11/27/15 @ 09:36
Comment from: Linda Ford [Visitor]

WOW….love your results….

11/27/15 @ 15:54
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Wonderful drapes! And perfect pleats! :)

11/28/15 @ 09:27
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]  

Hello, Brae-Sensei…*bows* Long-time stalker, first-time poster.

11/28/15 @ 12:39
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]

I love this tool!

11/30/15 @ 05:16

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