I know that we “say it” all of the time, but it really is amazing to see how talented our Team of Seamstresses are. They make hundreds of custom drapery panels every month and they make each one by hand. Our Silk Hotel Drape is one of Decorators favorite styles and we love to watch them being made.
Our Seamstresses start by “Tabling” the drape, which means that they roll the fabric out onto a table and hand cut the the silk fabric to the correct length and width. Once the drapery fabrics are rolled out and cut, our Seamstresses will then have to cut the trim fabric that distinguishes the Hotel Drape. They cut yards of silk fabric into long strips…by hand. They then lay the strips of fabric onto the drapery fabric and pin it, by hand every few inches. They do this all the way around the perimeter of the drapery panel. Once they are satisfied with the position of the trim they will tack it down with a small amount of special fabric glue. The glue will hold the trim in place so that it can move through the sewing machines without moving. It takes us about 6-7 hours to make 1 pair of Silk Hotel Drapes or Linen Hotel Drapes. I know that they cost a little more than our standard silk or linen drapes but if you came and watched your draperies being made by these wonderful Seamstresses I promise you that you would think that they are a “bargain”.
I know that today with all of our technology and almost everything that we have in our homes being imported from China it is hard to believe that there are still amazing and wonderful People who are making Products right here in America. At DrapeStyle we are all truly honored to be part of American Craftsmanship and Manufacturing.
We really, really hope that you enjoy your DrapeStyle Drapes.
One of our Amazing Seamstresses at work.