Well, I spent a good part of my day working on trim and pockets. I went to JoAnns this morning to look for more trim, but couldn't find anything that inspired me. I had a couple of trims in my basket, but ended up putting them back. I've decided to use the taupe trim, but not run it along the hem because I don't have enough. I picked up some seed beads to spice up the trim a little, and I'm happy with the results. How long will it take me to bead all that trim????
First I tried ivory thread but it was too noticible. Then I tried monofilament thread, which looked perfect and I could really stitch down the trim at the same time as beading it, but it's too hard to see and gets tangled easily. I discovered that I have some thread that matches the trim very closely, so that is what I'm using now. I'm trying to make a knot after every bead so that if a thread breaks I don't end up losing all my hard work.
I tried a couple of different sized pockets and finally think I have the right size. Then of course its the question "Where do I put them?" I pinned them a couple of different places and tried on the jacket. I finally settled with a position close to the hem. All I really have left to do is sew in the lining - - oh, and all that beading
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 6:06 PM