Garment Construction

Definitions of fashion terminology for garment construction terms related to patternmaking, draping, sewing, and technical design.

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Accordion Pleats

Narrow, evenly spaced vertical folds pressed (or heat-set) into fabric, forming alternating raised and recessed ridges. Click to see full definition with images.
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