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I finally found a trim that is the right color for some fabric I bought AGES ago to make a robe a la Francaise. I got samples in the mail yesterday and this stuff is super thin, like 2-3 mm in width. So while the color is exactly what I want, I'm a little nervous that it won't be visible from a few feet away. Not to mention there's no way I could machine this stuff onto a dress (though I can't say I really expected to in the first place). My initial plan was to use my fabric for some sort of ruching, ruffling, whatever, and put trim on the edges to make the design stand out a little more. I'm wondering if this is going to be too subtle...but the color is so good. And the price is right.

Date: 2012-03-27 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
Can you double the trim to make it wider? I don't know about 18th century, but I know that was done in the 19th at the very least. Since the colors are perfect, a doubled row of trim might be enough to show.

Date: 2012-03-27 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countess-rosina.livejournal.com
I've been kicking that idea around....part of me loves that the trim is so tiny, because I think it'll keep everything light and fluffy visually...but man oh man, is it going to be interesting to sew. By hand.

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