French Pleat Detail
French Pleats
Drapery Hook

French Pleat Drapes

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This style of drape is pleated in the traditional French Pleat method. French pleats have diverse design possibilities and are ideal to create formality, contemporary casual, or country look depending upon the fabric and hardware you select.

Features

* Deluxe double fullness for superb hanging qualities
* Covered weights at each corner and seam
* Handcrafted pleats with a tack stitch
* Double turned, blindstitched 4" bottom hems for added body
* Double turned side hems for smooth, even edges
* Double turned heading stabilized with 4" buckrum for extra full pleats
* Draperies are pre-pinned. You can adjust them when hanging

Information to help you calculate the size of drape required

FRENCH PLEAT drapes are double fullness. We take a 54" wide length of silk and once sewn and pleated, results in a 24" wide panel. By joining two 24" panels we create a 48" wide panel. If a 60" wide panel is required, for example, we join to two and a half widths of open fabric resulting in a 60" wide panel.

To calculate how many widths you need, divide the width of the window opening by 2. For example an 84" wide opening, halved will be 42". Therefore TWO x 48" panels would be perfect as there would be an extra 6" on each side of the opening when the drapes are drawn.

To calculate the length of the drapery, measure the distance from the top of the rod to 1" above the floor for floor length draperies. Measure from the top of the rod to 4 inches below the window sill for apron length draperies. If you want the drapery to pool, allow for extra length. The drapery hooks or pins at the back of the drape are adjustable, in case you need to move the drape up or down.

Go to "How To Measure" page for more information

If you have a non-standard opening or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us by email

Fabric Types and Colors

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