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Posted on: 7/25/10 8:02 AM
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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.


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ryansmumAria said... (7/28/10 12:37 PM) Reply
Monijo, Ahhh, that's sweet that you acknowledged me. It is nice to know that some of my tips are helpful to others. I love that look that you are explaining. I have been working on developing knit neckline samples for a while now and that is one of the necklines that I plan on doing. Not easy but oh-so-smart-looking! Thanks for the tip ~Aria
Laurie Lou said... (7/26/10 5:07 PM) Reply
yes this is a cool idea but like to see what you are talking about in case I am misunderstanding.
deesews said... (7/26/10 2:00 PM) Reply
It would be wonderful to see photos of your technique on this dress. Please?
 
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