Formal Drapery Styles:
- Draw the draperies to the stack-back position.
- Stand with the headings at eye level and arrange the pleats. The pleats are arranged forwards and the gaps (the fabric in between the pleats) folded evenly between each pleat.
- Take each pleat from the top and smooth it down the drapery as far as you can reach to form a fold. Follow these pleats through to waist height.
- Kneel on the floor and follow the folds down to the hem. Finger press them into place.
Informal Drapery Styles:
If you want your new draperies to fall into soft folds, or to look as though they have been there for a long time, try one of the following window dressing ideas. Either pull the curtains back and forth about a hundred times to unstiffen the fabric, or pick them up, pull them towards you and drop them down again , until they have settled in nicely.