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squarepicRuth continues her collection of terrific tips for super neat sewing to help you achieve that professional finish. Part 2 of 2.

Pleating Image 8Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.

squarepicThese textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.

squarepicYou have asked for tips on sewing more neatly, so Ruth introduces us to a selection of back-to-basics tricks for a neat finish.

Pleating2 by Lisha VidlerContinue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.

squarepicCartridge pleating is one of the best ways to fit a ton of fabric into a small space. Here's two tried and tested methods to accomplish it.

Pleating Image 8Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.

Pleating Image 8Our ancestors did not hold back with embellishment! Let's strengthen our own core fabric manipulation skills to match theirs.

SmallpicFor all of you who are tired of being confused, Lisha gives us a glossary of sewing and fashion terms translated from British English to American English.

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