A thimble on my finger, task lights on, supplies nearby and my head down, I’ve been spending my time appliquéing skinny bias tubes onto a beautiful and sheer kimono silk. Stitching them in place with pretty, sparkly beads.
So close! This one is almost done.
Anne S says
Ann, do you use ribbon or are you making your own tubes? Would you be ok if I tried to copy your ribbon design on my shirt pattern?
Ann Williamson says
Hello Anne! I don’t use ribbons, I use bias tubes of silk organza. I cut a bias strip of silk organza, about 3/4 inch width. I fold it in half, sew along the edge, turn it and iron it flat. There’s a story about this technique in Threads Magazine. You can download it from my website, go to: https://annwilliamson.com/about/ Scroll down and click on ‘Artistry by the Strip.’
Ribbons might work, but they don’t bend and mold to the fabric like the bias tubes.
Please feel free to start with my design on your shirt. The best thing that will happen? Your design will be different! It will have your special touch. And for that reason it will be beautiful!