Cartridge Pleating

I’m writing this because cartridge pleating is one of my favourite techniques, not least because you can skip the measuring and maths involved in other kinds of pleating.You’ll have seen them in curtains, perhaps, or on academic gowns. The pleats are created by...

Fork Pleating

I have posted about this technique before, but its such a nifty thing to know that I though I’d add it again here. Making pleats can involve a lot of tedious measuring, calculating, marking, pinning and tacking – or you can use a fork and save yourself a...
Regency Gowns with Smocked Sleeves

Regency Gowns with Smocked Sleeves

I’ve been experimenting with smocking, and I thought the suppleness of the silk velvet would work really well on the sleeves of a Regency dress. There’s a great  Smocking Pinterest board if you want to do a bit of exploring yourself. I decided on...