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SO.........WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON TODAY??
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Another workroom sample exercise! Here is a cuffed panel with an over-stuffed lead edge banding with tassel trim. One thing I would change if I could is the size and shape of the cuff. I thought a shaped cuff would be cool but actually the shape kind of gets lost and might look like a mistake if it's not dressed well. And I think the cuff should be an inch or two longer, but that was all I had of that delicious silver silk, so there you are. Rather than just sew the rings on, I though I'd try making a little pinch and sewing the ring into it. That seemed to work pretty well so I rummaged around until I found these pale aqua glass beads, and we sewed them on with prominent French knots to show off the thread color. This panel is lined with a heavy cotton sateen, and interlined with a heavy cotton flannel. I didn't take a picture of the bottom, but the hem is padded with interlining as well as the lead edge.