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Elphelba
« on: September 28, 2009 10:45:47 AM »

Hiya everyone. I'm going to be making a military jacket soon, and of course, those are never complete without trim. I'm a little lost as to what the best type of trim would be, so I thought I'd get some ideas from you guys. It doesn't have to be the traditional gold or silver,  I'm more interested in the types of things I should look for in a good trim.

Thanks, I hope this makes adequate sense Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009 01:04:13 PM »

Hi =o)

I think the main thing is that it is durable and will hold up to being bumped, brushed, snagged, WASHED!

anything made by Wrights is good. The decorative look of braids (silk), cords, and tassels is fabulous, but on the other hand, not washable well without fraying. I would suggest that maybe you make those removable from the facket and not sewn on for that reason. For permanent ideas there is always metallic rick rack!

http://www.wrights.com/wrights/products/sewing/pkgtapes/401.htm
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009 10:48:13 PM »

Thanks, that's a good idea. I was hoping that it would be more military inspired and not too literal of an interpretation (not that i haven't seen some lovely versions of those) so something like that might be a really good touch With any luck i'll get it finished soon and I'll be able to access a camera so I can start posting some projects on here Smiley.
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