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What is "Pleat" - Definition & Explanation

Fabric folded back upon itself so that the pleat is comprised of three layers; occurs vertically only. * Kick pleat: AKA inverted single pleat, it is typically used on the corners of a piece, although it also helps to conceal a seam in the center of a long sofa. * Tall kick pleat: A kick pleat exceeding the standard 7-9 inches for a skirt. * Box pleat: A flat, symmetrical skirt treatment. It is formed of a double pleat made with two outer folds facing in opposite directions and two
Fold of fabric, folded back upon itself so that the pleat is comprised of three layers; occurs vertically only. Pleats may be partially stitched or pressed down. Kinds of pleats include: knife pleats, box pleats, inverted pleats, and accordion pleats.
A fold of fabric, generally pressed flat, allowing for extra room in a garment.

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