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Here is a quick technique to add some drapery wherever you want on a piece of fabric.

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    Nov 9, 2009, 10.29 PMby oshiihana

    This seems like a very simple way to make gathers/pick-ups, but why not just sew the strips of ribbon onto the inside of the skirt so that you can choose whether or not to gather the skirt?

    I used a very similar technique on my prom dress, although I stuck little wire roses into each gather.

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    Oct 9, 2009, 01.22 PMby trampkarz

    That’s beautiful

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    Feb 8, 2007, 11.57 AMby mirela

    Thanks for the tip! I did some drapery on the orange dress, by doing gathers, but it took forever, this sounds so much easier and I think the ribbon band adds strenght to the gather.

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