altering pleated sheers
Hi. I'm going to alter ready-made pleated sheers for my mother-in-law. Need to make them less wide. I'm a bit paralyzed with fear about the whole deal.
The traverse rod is not installed yet and I've got maybe 3 or 4 inches of width wiggle room with the rod installation.
I've done the math to account for the center overlap (center draw) and the returns on each end. I should be able to get a pleat right at the corners where each return to the wall starts.
What I don't get is should I include a little extra for ease in the total width? And if yes, how much?
My mother-in-law is a perfectionist and has always had custom drapes before this, so she'll notice if I screw it up. Thanks.