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What is "Pleats" - Definition & Explanation

A portion of the fabric folded over, and secured by stitching or pressing. Plied Yarn - A twisting together of two or more single yarns in one operation.
A portion of the fabric folded over, and secured by stitching or pressing.
Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.
Pleats allow fabric to be fitted in one area and fuller in another area, but they also cause fullness at the end of the pleat. A pleat is made by folding the fabric, and stitching a straight line at some distance parallel to the fold. Because the stitching abruptly stops, there is a lot of fullness at the end of the pleat.
when draping the sari, most of the fabric length is taken up in a series of pleats and then tucked in the waist closing or petticoat. The pleats allow for easier walking and give the garment its elegant gait.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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