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Applying trim to v neck line

maureenc | Posted in Fabric and Trim on


I have made a plain v neck stretch top and would like to “jazz” it up with a stretchy ruffle trim in contrating colour

How do I trim the V part without it looking bulky??

Also does anyone  know a useful website or book that has info and diagrams re use of trims etc





  1. starzoe | | #1

    A trim such as that would probably be better added before the facing, but for a top-applied decoration, there are many good trims at fabric stores, some of them very innovative and elegant.

    Buttons seem to be an addition to clothing these days - as decoration. Beads, also. Top-stitching embellishment is another, you can get very original with different threads and applications. There are a number of articles in past issues of Threads about embellishment.

  2. maureenc | | #2

    Thanks for tip about buttons. I agree they can look fabulous particularly vintage buttons


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    Becky-book | | #3

    How you would handle the trim in the V depends on whether the trim is "inside" the neck opening or "outside". Inside; I would miter the trim edges with a seam in the center front.
    Outside;Hmmmm, not sure I would do it at all, if I wanted the ruffle to hang down, I'd use a rounded neck opening.
    Hope this helps a little,

    1. maureenc | | #4

      thanks Becky-book

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