Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Box pleats into French pleats

Box pleats seemed, at first glance, like a perfect drapery header for this geometric pattern from Pierre frey.
We made a lining mockup of the proportions the panel would have.
A sliver of fabric served as a pleating layout template.
The panels were made and installed, and the heavy fabric did not hang in graceful folds.
It was thick and clunky, really like a carpet.
So several months later I took them down, picked out the tacks holding the box pleats, and re-pleated into two-finger pinch pleats- while sitting on the floor in the living room.

The pinch pleats help the folds hang more regularly.

Are you curious about the sheer linen shade with leather trim?  I'm getting that story together for later in the week.

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