Some curtains that recently went through the workroom had a bit of a twist; a handmade heading with double pleats, but they were secured at the top. I think they are called Euro pleats in the States. I have to confess that I haven’t got a clue what to call them except “double pleats sewn at the top.”
The method for calculating the pleats and spaces was exactly the same as normal. If you look closely you will see that this is a striped silk which came from the Villa Nova Yoshino range. We were able to pleat to the stripes in this case. The lighter stripe is the pleat and the darker stripe is the space.
You will see from the picture below that the pleat was stab stitched in two places, at the middle and then the front of the top of the pleat.
This does create a very comtemporary look. It also makes the stack back quite small which is ideal for tight spaces.