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Where to purchase silk bias ribbon
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Date: 2/18/13 1:10 PM

I've got a design in mind for a sheer dress that is sleeveless and would like to bind the armholes with silk bias ribbon because I do not have enough to self fabric. The fabric is piņa fabric out of pineapple plant fibers and has similar feel as organza. So does this seem like a good idea or a disaster waiting to happen? Or should I just find some silk organza and make bias tape?

I need the silk bias tape to be an ecru color/off-white cream. Anyone have any experience with an on line vendor to recommend? Or silk organza?

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Date: 2/19/13 4:01 AM

Dharma Trading Co has silk organza at a good price. I just bought some in just the color you want--45" wide at $5.49 a yd. They also carry a wider width, 54", I think.

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Date: 2/19/13 9:56 AM

While I love silk organza for all kinds of uses, I think it might be a bit crisp for binding armholes (though I am happy to be proven wrong). I think a softer silk would be a better choice. And silk bias tape sounds delicious!

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Date: 2/19/13 1:04 PM

thaisilks.com has offered a wide, pre-washed organza in the past. I got some once and found that it had very nice, soft hand--very similar to what I get when I throw my own silks in the washer and dryer.

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Date: 2/20/13 8:49 AM

Thanks for the comments and tips.
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Date: 2/20/13 10:03 AM

Cam Creations has bias cut silk ribbon. although not in organza.
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Date: 2/20/13 2:48 PM

The source Mary points out appears to have good prices. It is called bias "ribbon" but really it's just bias strips. You can make this yourself out of suitable silk fabric if you already have one in stash. This is a good tutorial on continuous loop bias tape. If you don't have fabric in stash, depending on how much you will need it is probably cheaper (and waaaaaaayyyy easier) to just order it.

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Date: 3/3/13 3:15 PM

Thanks for the link on the loop bias tape. I ended up ordering some silk organza to make bias tape out of it since it will probably be closest in texture to the material I already have. I wondered if the bias ribbon would be too shiny. Also there didn't seem to be a matching ecru color that I could order. I'm not sure how having a sheer bias binding will look.
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Date: 3/3/13 3:23 PM

I hope your idea works out and that you'll post a picture when your project is finished. It sounds lovely!

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