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Marine Corps Dress Blues: Blood Stripe

RitaRae | Posted in General Discussion on

Does anyone know anything about applying the red ‘blood stripe’ down the sides of the Marine Corps dress blues? I need to know whether or not it’s okay to catch the front pocket in the stitching? I don’t think I can move it out of the way without creating a bump in the leg of the pants?!

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  1. Megh | | #1

    When I was a civilian student at Norwich University (a private military college in Vermont) I was frequently asked to repair the cadet's uniforms.  I noticed that the gold stripe on their uniforms (I think it was a version of the Army uniform) was placed at the leg's side seam until the pocket area.  Then the stripe was angled a bit, to follow the pocket opening, sort of like an edge trim.  Sometimes I'd have to hand stitch the stripe back on, depending on how much of the stripe had ripped off.

    Meg

    1. RitaRae | | #2

      hi, Meg! Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and figured it out....sewed the stripe to the pocket that was hanging down, but not the actual pocket opening itself. It's red on the Marine Corp blues and goes all the way to the top, tucking into the waist band. It was easier after I figured out to open up the inside leg seam! They turned out really nice.

      Thanks for the help.....Rita

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