Garden Path - Jacket - Part XXIII
Small Trim, Part 2
I've been finalizing the details of the small trim for the jacket and skirt pockets. Which I really should be doing since I cut out the skirt today, but that's another post for another day. Here's a better photo of what's going on with a ruler for reference.
We've got the five strand braid, which actually uses 10 strands, because I'm using two piece of soutache for each strand. There's also those scalloped edges. From the wrong side you can see how that's done - which isn't hard!
Those scallops are made by using the shell tuck stitch on my sewing machine. The machine does all the work - all I have to do is feed the bias strip through evenly. Of course, I'll be using matching thread, but this is only a sample. That side is covered anyway so it really doesn't matter.
Last but not least, there are the beads. I have some yellow ones on my desk that will replace those white ones in the real version - I just didn't have them at the time! This border also is attached via beads - purple to actually blend in so that the border sort of floats.
Tomorrow I'll make the trim for the skirt pockets and get start on the skirt construction! Yay! Finally some progress, well, besides the garden that is still growing.
Parting Shot: In. Bluebird of Happiness has made it into the International Quilt Festival Show in Houston, TX. Now comes the wait to see if it wins anything in October.