Hi everyone — thanks for all the many helpful tips I rec’d on piping next to hem edge and my grandson’s pinwale cordoroy pants – now I’m on my last XMAS project – a jumper for my granddaughter and I need more help – today if possible. The pattern is New Look 6528. There is a bias insert between the dropped waist top and the pleated skirt. I’m making it out of black & white houndstooth check – a poly blend – pleating very well. The pattern calls for 3/4″ ribbon threaded through buttonholes made in the bias insert and attached permanently at the side seams. Then the ribbon is to be tied in a bow at center front. My question is what kind of ribbon to use that would be washable, since the poly blend washed up beautifully before cutting. Looks like the pattern front picture has a velvet ribbon – is velvet washable? I don’t have any suitable ribbon on hand. I do have some interlock poly in black on hand. Does anyone have any ideas for what else I could do with this bias insert. I could leave it plain but that seems too boring. Would appreciate any ideas — soon?