Creating Folds in Early Modern European Pleated Garments

Fabric can be manipulated into folds of a consistent size in a variety of different ways:

A) FOLD METHOD: Corrugate the fabric upon itself at parallel and regular intervals, securing the resulting folds along the way with pins or some other means of attachment.
B) PRESS METHOD: Compress damp and folded fabric and allow to dry.
C) GATHER METHOD: Sew running stitch(es) and pull the thread, gathering the fabric into folds.

Click the links above to learn more about each method.

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