The life is full of surprises and entertains us in many different – often unexpected – ways.
The heavy storm we had in the Netherlands last days – with very heavy wind and rain – has caused some issues at home. It is really so exciting finding out – when going to bed – that your bed is full of water (we had in the end the dreamed water-bed) and inside is raining almost the same as outside. So instead of making a buttonholes I was dealing with water, insurance and trying to find company to fix the roof. All still in progress. Fortunately it stopped raining.
There was small bright point in this all – the important element of my French Jacket has arrived – a chain. Nice, heavy – perfect to give a needed shape to the jacket.
I just did not have energy to pick up on the buttonholes. As I still have to figure out what kind of trim I want to use it was perfect way of keeping me busy.
I started with bias fringe trim. I like the fringe trims – but not on my garments. I prefer simpler things. I was thinking of buying a trim but I could not find anything I like. Maybe I will visit one more shop.
The pattern of the fabric gave me an idea of waving a self-made silk trim through the fabric. I came out with two versions:
It is very minimal but I like it. I like the single line better. I still have to find out how it will go on bias parts (sleeves).
Another option is using the selvage of the fabric with silk string. I have to try this one as well.
Let’s try to make a nice silk string. I could use pieces/threads from other fabric in different shades of blue… hmmm.
Meanwhile I picked up few more patterns to add to my RPT Couture Etsy shop. Anything for you? Just keep an eye on the shop – it will be listed soon.
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