Choosing the right custom-built soft goods can sometimes be quite daunting–there are many factors to consider, in the hopes that not only will you be able to use them for your special event, but also for future event designs as well. Color, fabric, fullness, seams, lining, and cut can all make a huge difference with the overall look and versatility of your draping. That’s why we have a team of experts here at Sew What? Inc., on hand to help guide our wonderful clients every step of the way!

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Recently we were thrilled to work with one of our most creative clients, event designer Luke Gulley, who needed some soft goods built for a very important event down in San Diego, California that he and his team from MSI Meeting Services, Inc. were designing. They needed to create a beautiful and dynamic staging motif and décor for the Tony Award-Winning La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Annual Gala, which helped raise over $1.5 million for its Educational Outreach Programs and New Play Development Programs.

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Working with our Creative Director Shane Nelsen, they came up with some gorgeous multi-purpose drapes that completely wow’d the crowd! Cranberry Party Knit Ceiling Swags helped set the mood and guide the party guests through the entrance way and into the main event. Then Truss Arch Swags and Drape Panels perfectly dressed the stage for the band’s electrifying performance. Both styles of drape were built with 5” pipe pockets along the top and bottom of the drapes, which helped give Gulley and his design team plenty of options when it came to decorating, allowing their design vision to completely come to life. Photographed spectacularly by both Gulley and in-house photographer Daniel Norwood, you can see what a dramatically breathtaking ambiance these drapes helped to create for this very exciting event. And because these drapes are in “neutral” shades of red, they will be able to use them time and time again for many special events to come.

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