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Topic: How would you trim this pillowcase skirt?  (Read 411 times)
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« on: February 24, 2008 10:38:20 PM »

I'm almost done with this pillowcase skirt.  It's finished except the bottom hem.

I decided to try to get creative and trim the bottom with some lace or ribbon.  I'm not the creative type.  And I went to the store to get something without bringing the skirt.  Doh.  In any case, I came home with some plain brown ribbon that matches the brown stripe on the skirt almost perfectly, yea me, and also some pink almost lace looking ribbon, but the pink doesn't really match the skirt, the color in the skirt is more salmon. 

Anyway, these are the two different options I came up with.  Which do you like better?  Plain brown on the bottom, or brown layered over the pink?  Or something else completely?  Here they are side by side.

Also, the most important question of my post, how do I sew this stuff on?  Do I just do a straight stitch down the middle or sides of the ribbon and go with the contrast, or try to hide however I stitch it on there?  I've never really put ribbon on clothing before.

« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 06:37:28 AM »

I like the plain brown at the bottom.

To attach the ribbon - first finish the bottom hem of the skirt, then sew the ribbon trim to the bottom (if the ribbon is small - it looks like it's about 1/4" then sew right down the middle.  Larger ribbons sew on both sides).  Your other option is to finish the bottom hem and apply the ribbon trim by using a fabric glue or wonder under type product that will keep you from having to show your stitches.

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