Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pleat This....

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I love the crispness and tailored look of pleats - no matter what fabric. Recently acquiring these two dresses with permanent pleats in chiffon - they are both from the 1960s and are elegant in their construction. That's how these permanent pleats are formed - constructed rather than sewn. These never need pressing, never wash out and are almost wrinkle free. 

They are heat set and work best in synthetic fabrics. Aren't they fab?

1960s blue pleated chiffon dress $54

1960s peach silk shantung dress with pleated chiffon sleeves

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