|Cartridge pleats by Madison Lane Interiors|
Do you fit into this style, or do you like all the bells and whistles? If you like the look of gathered fabrics, curves and a bit of extra embellishment, we would definitely need to specifiy a more pleated or gathered header for your drapery panels. There are such things as smocked headers:
|http://www.whyhelser.com/category/helser-field-bloggers/creative-camp-2010/, smocked header|
If you want a formal, luxurious look, a silk, interlined, smocked drapery panel would fit the bill!
A more common pleat, the goblet pleat, is still considered a little more dressy, and is used more in dining rooms or master bedrooms. It can be made with more fabric inside the pleat, thus giving nice, deep folds all the way to the floor. To fill out the goblet, we sometimes stuff the pleat to insure it doesn't collapse on itself:
|Goblet pleats, From Madison Lane Interiors|
For an everyday look, we still do the regular 3-prong pinch pleat panel----it's never a wrong choice. The amount of fabric inside the pleat and the spacing can be adjusted to fit into any home. Of course the more fabric inside the pleat and smaller spaces will make a very full panel. Just the opposite makes for a less full panel, but depending on the lining, can almost appear to be the same. Oh, so many choices.....how do you choose??
|From Phoebe Howard's blog|
|2-finger pinch pleat by Madison Lane Interiors|
|3-prong Euro Pleat|
We are more than happy to educate you further on your drapery needs. Come by and look through our hundreds of fabric books, along with all the information on pleats and drapery you ever thought you needed to know! It does matter!!!