The next step is to make the "Underdrapery" and the "Overdrapery". For that I like to use a "Pretty Pleater" by D. Anne Ruff. http://www.danneruff.com/ I have read elsewhere that others don't like this device because it makes panels that look like a "wasboard". True, it does create that look but you don't have to leave them that way. How you finish and install your treatment will determine washboard or not. This is a great tool for pleating.
Stitch Witchery Iron on Fuseable
Shaping the Tiedback panels
I finished the treatment by glueing the swags in place centered and folded the raw edge over the top of the frame. Next I glued the jabots on to the left and right sides leaving 1/2" for the side returns. "Returns" refers to the flap of fabric folded around the sides of the drapery to finish the swag.
For the tassels I used embroidery floss in raspberry and ecru. I wanted to see the colors boldly so I did not seperate the strands. Next I inserted pins at an anle in a piece of foam core board. I knotted on end of my thread and pinned it securely to the left of the angled pins. I simply wound the thread strands in a zig-zag manner around the pins until there were 8 strands on each pin. Four pins will create four tassels. At this point I inserted a double thickness of the raspbery thread around the strands where the pins are located and tied a square knot. (Boy Scouts 101........right over left then left over right.......will not come untied.) Then cut the tassels midway between the upper and lower rows of pins.