We've already worked out how important it is to consider the effects you want from your permanent pleating and how that may impact on the overall design of the garment. The examples below show the variable impact of the decision to Hem Before or Hem After. Both skirts are half-circle. The skirt on the left is Sun-ray Pleated and the skirt on the right is Sun-ray Crush pleated. The more precise and formal aspect of the Sun-ray pleat (left) really suits the clean finish of hemming before sending to the pleaters. Whereas the example on the right, with a more casual, rough pleating style, visually benefits from the kick in the hemline as a result of sewing the hem after pleating.