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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009 07:06:52 PM »

Quick look on pleating chiffon, got me nothing.....


I saw a few posts stating that you can find the exact kelly green scarf at Target.

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009 12:43:18 PM »

You can find a "pleater board" in specialty sewing stores. You place the fabric in each pleat and press. No guaranty about what happens after you wash the fabric, however.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009 12:19:13 AM »

The hardest part here is getting pleats that will stay permanently.  I think that most natural fibers like cotton are more likely to drop their pleats in humidity and by wearing.  If you have a 100% polyester fabric, like the one you linked from WS, what you'll be doing when you iron it is to actually melt the fibers a little bit along the folds (It won't look melted if you do it right, but if you looked through a microscope, that's what you'd see).  Set the iron as hot as you think you can go, use a pressing cloth (a thin-ish piece of cotton will work great) to prevent scorching the fabric, then test it by pressing just a little crease at one corner.  If it holds well=perfect, if it's not a tight crease try a little more heat.

Oh, and remember to "press" your pleats, not to "iron" them.  That means you'll be lifting the iron, move it to the next area, and press, without sliding it around.  It really does make a difference.

To get that many tight pleats, remember that you'll need a piece of fabric twice as wide as you want it to be when it's pleated.  I've never used a pleater board, like BT mentioned, but I can tell you that if you're doing it the old fashioned way you are going to want to put some basting stitches along the pleats, or pin, pin, pin like crazy.  Otherwise you'll just end up fighting with your fabric and iron and possibly burning yourself (yeah, learned that one the hard way.)

Sorry for rambling, I just happen to have a love of pleats.  I hope something in here will be useful.

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009 11:16:26 PM »

I found the scarf for half the price and I think it looks more like the one in the movie.  I think the $24 is worth it!
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