Friday, April 29, 2016

A trio of interesting trim applications

Stuff happens in threes, right?  We had 3 interesting trim applications this week.

First, this little 9" x 15" lumbar pillow for Cottages to Castles:

 A shout-out to Alicia The Zipper Lady who carries invisible zipper tape exactly this color:

Ossining designer Elizabeth Harlow had an unusual idea for applying trim to up-style some extremely ordinary ready-made pinch pleat sheers:
For some reason, we kept thinking "Classical"- whether Roman, Greek, or Egyptian, who knows!  But Jen, Camille and I all couldn't get the word "toga" out of our heads when these were done:
At the bottom, a wide raffia braid was centered on the 4" double hem.

I was not sure how I was going to like this, but, I totally LOVE it!

Another project required five separate steps to apply trim to a delicate sheer.  Two separate trims were layered to create these blue and white alternating clusters of tiny glass beads:
The five-step process began with joining the two trims with 1/8" Sealah tape.  The lip was hand-basted to the edge, then machine sewn between the face and facing:
Another row of machine stitching at the far edge of the tape kept the layers secure:
Finally, Camille doubled over the facing and painstakingly hand-sewed it.  This sheer could not be ironed, except for a very light dry iron- NO STEAM!
I don't know if I'll ever see these finished curtains hanging- I hope so.......

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