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    Please excuse poor quality - phone pics

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  • #2
    Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

    Hi Jules

    So does that mean you used 1.5 widths/curtain? What size window are they on? They look fabulous.

    Angie

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    • #3
      Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

      Jules your curtains look amazing love the way you have pleated to the pattern well done you should be very proud x

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      • #4
        Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

        Well Done Jules!
        Are these what you were working on last week? They look beautiful and nicely dressed too.
        Clever girl.

        Pxx
        Kindest Regards

        Penny

        Denton Drapes

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        • #5
          Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

          hi jules they are excellent i have done trlple pleat ones for my livingroom they not as good as yours when you see everybody elses work i know got a lot to learn
          esther

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          • #6
            Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

            They are good Jules - - You learn quickly - - Just one tip young lady, when you put your first bandage around your curtain place it anout 9 inches down from where the bottom of the pleat fold becomes the forward fold of the curtain. In this case just below your first pattern. This avoids crushing the lovely shape where the pleated fabric enters the body of the curtain and enables you just to tweak the fold to the most even shape.

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            • #7
              Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

              Thank you for the lovely comments. This was the final pair of my last big order. They are now winging their way over to Dublin.

              In answer to your question Angie, the reason I mentioned '5 patterns to a width' is that I now realise that 'most' fabric is woven or printed with 4 patterns across a width. This one was machine embroidered and had 5 patterns across. So, in order for me to 'pleat by design' I had to make 5 smaller pleats rather than the 4 big ones I was going to make.... I'm sure it was deliberately out to confuse me!

              Pleating by design was something I'd never even heard of or read about before joining the forum.

              It's a shame the heads will be hidden behind a pelmet but I hope they will hang well better for being hand pleated. Fingers crossed!

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              • #8
                Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

                A really elegant job Jules, I'd be real chuffed if I were you
                Bev

                The Window Dresser

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                • #9
                  Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

                  They look fantastic Jules you have done a great job

                  I have never tried to pleat to pattern!!! must try it.

                  Well done

                  Kathy
                  K W Designs
                  Bournemouth

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

                    A super job Jules - you must be very proud of yourself. Pleating to design is such a aestetically pleasing look, and this curtain certainly has that!

                    Sas

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dress curtains. 5 patterns to a width....

                      excellent jules. well done. mighty fine work.

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