Here is the trim that I decided to make in my own fabric for a simple little dress I'm making.
|Store bought yellow box pleated trim|
Then just tuck the box pleats on your straight stitch machine. I don't use pins. The trick is to keep your needle down whenever you lift up your foot. This way, the fabric won't move around on you. Lift the foot to its tallest height, make a nice tuck by lining up the marks that you made, put the foot down, and sew. Keep doing this one box pleat after another.
Sometimes I find it is easier to sew the first half of the box pleat and then the other half, rather than all at once. This way you only have to worry about keeping one tuck (or fold) lined up at a time.
Next you can apply the trim to your garment. Try layering it and pinning it on in different ways to decide how you like it the best. If you have a sketch, you can consult your sketch and watch as your design jumps off the page and into real life.
A lot of the clothes that I make are dry clean only. My goal for this little dress is for it to be hand washable or machine washable on a delicate cycle and then clothesline or air dry.
I am excited to hang out with an out of town fashion friend working on her master's at Parsons this weekend in downtown Omaha! Stay creative and indulge in some of your hobbies and passions this weekend! <3
Please leave any questions, comments or tips for making trims in the comments section!