All that is past me now. With the pleater it only takes me about 10 minutes to do what normally take several hours. Below are some photos of projects I have going and some pictures of the amazing pleating machine.
Newborn dress. Pleated by hand.
Size 6 dress pleated by hand. Still in progress.
The amazing, wonderful pleating machine, all threaded up and ready to go.
All ready to smock.
Close up detail of smocking.