Principal Origin : Natural Chemical Type : Cellulosic Generic Name : Bast fiber Common Name : Flax. a. History: Linen has been known in civilised societies for thousands of years. Flax was already being cultivated systematically by ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and other civilisation. The rich people of Greece used only linen material. The priests used linen material for their dress while performing holy and custom deeds.
13.4 PLEATS: Pleats are introduced usually at the waistline of skirts and dresses to provide fullness evenly all around. The preparation of pleats is similar to that of tucks, the main difference being that pleats are wider than tucks. Knife pleats, box pleats or inverted pleats are used in dresses.