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Tucks and Pin Tucks

Detail of a French, silk crêpe day dress, with pin tucks, c. 1928. Detail of a French, silk crêpe day dress, with pin tucks, c. 1928. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.141-1967.

With respect to sewing and decorative needlework, a tuck is a fold or pleat in a piece of material that is sewn in place. When these tucks are very narrow they are called pin tucks.

Tucks are traditionally worked on very fine cloth, and used for delicate garments, such as baby's clothing (especially christening dresses) and ladies' blouses and dresses. 

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 14 March 2017).

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