Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

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Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby MaryGode » Thu May 17, 2012 6:07 am

The latest issue of Threads mentioned an online tutorial of pleated ribbon trim. I see this type of trim all over the Victorian fashion plates. Click for ribbon-y fun!
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Re: Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby LidiaBest » Thu May 17, 2012 8:55 pm

Thank you so much for the link! It's so nice to see what it really looks like, rather than how it looks in the illustrations. I feel so inspired by this.
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Re: Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby MaryGode » Thu May 17, 2012 9:00 pm

Me too! I tried some of the illustrations from my 1840-60s Godeys book, and got hopelessly lost. I'm hoping experience with this particular design will translate to others as well.
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Re: Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby Iris » Fri May 18, 2012 6:43 am

More thanks. The illustrations look hopelessly complicated and this is really straightforward. Because I did a lot of Civil War-era, I skipped a lot of trim on the grounds that a woman sewing for herself wouldn't have bothered. This could make later eras much more trimmy. (OK, that's not a word. When I'm working, I use real words.)
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Re: Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby marylou426 » Sat May 19, 2012 9:01 am

Great now I have to start a new project, just so I can do this trim.

Survey question: What's everyone's favorite trim how-to book?
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Re: Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby MaryGode » Sat May 19, 2012 10:11 am

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Re: Threads Magazine Ribbon Trim Tutorial

Postby Heather » Sat May 19, 2012 10:31 am

I just found this dress on ebay that has a shell ruched fabric strip around the hem. I have seen several dresses with these patterns in fabric, so you can think beyond ribbon for shell ruchings.

My favorite book: Ribbon Trims (Embellishment Idea Books) By Nancy Nehring Has several shell ruche styles in the book.

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