This is a lovely minimal heading that stacks back into a very small space and uses less fabric than pinch pleats; only two times the pole or track length as opposed to 2 ½ – 3 times. It looks extremely elegant in both period properties and modern interiors. The pleats are made to the rear of the fabric so the curtains must be hung underneath the track or pole and the heading can’t stand up to hide a track.
Mrs M wanted these curtains unlined to retain the translucence.
Inverted pleats are not normally pleated to pattern but the fabric for these bi-fold doors and windows in a modern extension in Enstone cried out for it, so we did; three unlined curtains with a total width of over 10m, suspended from a ceiling fixed track. With double width fabric there were no seams needed in the curtains and, while the fabric was not printed quite straight, the result was stunning.