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The Costumer's Manifesto: Faking Fortuny "Delphos" Pleats

Faking Fortuny "Delphos"Pleats: The Quick and Dirty Method

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1. Choose a very thin silky fabric of either natural or synthetic fiber. Get more than you think you will need for both length and breadth, since pleating reduces the width considerably, and some length is lost to the gathering process.

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2. Hand gather the two ends of the fabric tightly into small irregular pleats, and stitch the ends so they cannot come undone through much pulling and prodding.

AdviceFortunypleatsHowto2.jpg3. Using two people, or one person and a stationary hook, twist the fabric very tightly until it starts twisting back on itself like a rope. Keep twisting until it forms into tight coils.

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4. Stitch the ends of the coils into place temporarily so that they cannot unwind during boiling.

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5. Boil the fabric on the stove or in a dye vat for approximately 10 minutes.

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6. Allow to cool until safe to handle.

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7. Wring to remove excess water. If necessary, untwist and retwist. Microwave on high in one or two minute increments until you notice dry spots. Watch fabric closely during this step, as it is possible to burn the fabric. Use care when removing fabric as it will be steaming.

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8. Try to keep your fabric as tightly coiled, as possible, and hang up to dry for about 24 hours. To dry more quickly , take a nylon stocking (an old pair of pantyhose works fine), cut off the toe, and encase your still-twisted fabric into the stocking, rather like a sausage. Knot the ends. Throw into the dryer with large towels.

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9. After drying, stitch normally into simple dresses or scarves, but do not press. Remember to always re-coil dress after washing, and keep dress in coiled shape during storage to retain pleats. This makes excellent garments for travel since they fit into small places and are deliberately wrinkled.

Don't "get" what this isall about? Go see these links:

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- Otis Fashion Presentation Mariano Fortuny

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- Fortuny Fabrics - Italian TV RAI

in Every Sense: Textiles

- MARIANO FORTUNY

Fortuny Definition and Much More from Answers.com

Silk & Gold Mariano Fortuny's Collection of Fabrics

See more Fortuny garments in this

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exhibition

Gown

Art Museum - Mariano Fortuny

of Costume - Delphos Dress by Fortuny 1909-1910

Museum | Fortuny evening dress "Delphos"

Museum | Dress by Fortuny

FORTUNY, FORTUNY FABRIC

Civici Veneziani Palazzo Fortuny,

Art Museum - Mariano Fortuny

Mariano FORTUNY Y MADRAZO biography by www.Senses-ArtNouveau.com: his life and work

Museum | Dress by Fortuny

silk scarves by Senses Art Nouveau

DAILY FASHION REPORT - by lookonline.com

Textile: 1920's Clothing/Fortuny Couture-#1060

Ptychoseis: Drapery from the Greeks TO THE 21st Century

From Ancient Greek Dress to 21st Centuty Fashions

Fortuny

Delphos (Mariano Fortuny), Silk, Circa 1920. [p4a.com, ltd.]

Fortuny

Designs - Fortuny

Inspired Tablecloth

Delphos Dress

Museum | Fortuny evening dress "Delphos"

add artist's touch to costume collection

style vintage clothing at Vintage Textile

Costume Museum: Delphos Dress

robe Delphos de Mariano Fortuny

Pavilon: Mario Fortuny és viselettörténeti hatása

Fortuny 1910

Fashion

Gallery

New York | Couture, Textiles and Accessories

Publications - FORTUNY Y MADRAZO, MARIANO (1871-1949)

Silk

State Museum - Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center

Picture of me (Tara) Fortuny pleating for the first time in 1985 at CSUF:

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Product Links

Poiret Fashion Review Paper Dolls Poiret Fashion Review Paper Dolls

Fortuny Fortuny

A Complete Guide to Silk Painting A Complete Guide to Silk Painting

Creative Marbling on Fabric : A Guide to Making One-Of-A-Kind Fabrics Creative Marbling on Fabric : A Guide to Making One-Of-A-Kind Fabrics

Mickey Lawler's Skydyes : A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting Mickey Lawler's Skydyes : A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting

Dyes & Paints : A Hands-On Guide to Coloring Fabric Dyes & Paints : A Hands-On Guide to Coloring Fabric

Color & Design on Fabric: Paint, Dye, Stitch, Print (Singer Design Series) Color & Design on Fabric: Paint, Dye, Stitch, Print (Singer Design Series)

The Art of Manipulating Fabric The Art of Manipulating Fabric

Clotheslines: A Collection of Poetry & Art Clotheslines: A Collection of Poetry & Art

Great Fashion Designs 1900-1950

Erte's Theatrical Costumes in Full Color Erte's Theatrical Costumes in Full Color

Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from Harper's Bazar Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from Harper's Bazar

Fortuny Fortuny

"The Costumer's Manifesto"
by Tara Maginnis