Remember horsehair braid? It's that stiff, synthetic, web-like tape traditionally sewn inside the hems of evening and bridal gowns to stiffen them and make them flare out. The Chicago design team of Roger Price and Craig Walton used horsehair braid in an unusual way. They attempted to use horsehair braid as trim, embellishing the right side of the garment. Linda Lee was so taken with one jacket's dramatic effect that she decided to try her own jacket.
Whether you decide to create all-over trim, or just embellish the pockets, cuffs, or edges of a garment, you can benefit from this technique. Why not elevate this traditional hem stiffener to trim the right side of a garment?
From Threads #70
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Posted on Feb 25th, 2011 in sewing, design, online extras, embellishments, downloads, threads magazine, article, Threads issue 70