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Fluted ribbon jacket trim

Apr 07, 2013
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I am always inspired by Kenneth King’s articles (my favourite Threads contributor), and especially his article on “fluted ribbon trim” in the December 2012/January 2013 Threads magazine. Suitably motivated, I selected the simple silhouette of the jacket from vogue1028 in order to show off the fluted ribbon trim. I had previously created this jacket in a heavier wool fabric last year, and decided to extend the sleeves to full length.

I experimented with different widths and types of ribbon before deciding on an orange grosgrain ribbon. I followed Kenneth’s instructions on how to make a template for marking the ribbon. This worked very well, as long as one was very accurate with the markings! I added the tiny pearls for extra effect. This is an interesting and fun trim which I would certainly consider using in future projects. The jacket was then teamed up with the McCall’s dress M6394 that I had created concurrently.

Sewing since I was 5 years old (mostly clothes for my dolls at that stage), I have won numerous first prizes at the Perth Royal Show in Western Australia and last year won second prize in daywear in the national Australian Sewing Guild competition ( Dressmaking and creating with fabric remain my passion (or, according to my husband, my obsession). 

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  1. martyboone75 November 17th

    Great effort

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  3. User avater davidmarsh65 November 7th

    amazing work mate

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  5. User avater Lilysimthread April 10th

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  6. User avater annette22 April 9th

    Your jacket is absolutely stunning, a true work of art! I love everything about this piece; fit, color, fabric choice, and the beautiful custom trim!
    You look lovely!

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