|Embellishing French Binding
Thank you, RyansmumAria, for posting the comment in response to Tatica wondering about the use of French binding on knits. Last week, I was holding my own against an attack of malaria fever (I won!). So, I was unable to respond at that time.
I would like to add that French binding can be embellished by adding a length of corded or uncorded piping between the binding and the garment. The cording can be the same fabric or a fabric of a different color and texture.
I recently completed the Loes Hinse French Country Dress pattern 5301 using corded piping and a one half inch self fabric band on the neck after cutting a slit back neck opening. I lined the dress (same color as the piping), so that was easy. I used piping between the slanted self fabric pocket bands and the dress and only used piping to edge the sleeves. Again, lining the dress made that easy. I am pleased with the results. I wore it to church this morning. Of course, the French Country Dress pattern (available through Pattern Review) is one to cherish.