That's what I did when Suzie from Cottages 2 Castles asked for a beautifully detailed Nightingale valance.
Although I own dozens of M'Fay patterns, this is one I didn't already have. As usual, the instructions were clear and thorough.
Suzie added microcord at the top which really shows off the pretty cutout goblet pleat.
I love the two layers of embellishment at the bottom- a 3/8" bias contrast fabric band, and a bead trim on gimp above the band.
The pleats feature cutouts at the top as well as the bottom.
Then the threads are pulled tight and secured behind the button.