I learned a new term in sewing this week. I had bought a piece of lingerie and thought they where just ruffles but it is called ruching it’s a way of bunching fabric.To achieve this effect you gather fabric in repeated fashion to form pleats. It adds style to a piece. It is a very tedious technique that has been used throughout history.
Here is an example of beautiful ruching:
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