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Something New - Embellish Trims
If you haven't visited us in a bit, perhaps you have not seen these noteworthy items. Take a peek because they will be moving along soon!
Special Things - Embellish Trims
Items so special they require a category all their own. Many Items are one-of-a-kind and others we simply can't do without! You'll see what we mean...
These + Those - Embellish Trims
This and that, these and those... Perhaps seasonal items, treats we added on a whim, or goodies which captured us by surprise. In the best way!

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It Was the Big Sleeves

It Was the Big Sleeves

"I like your sleeves. They're real big." - Napoleon Dynamite The big sleeves of Vogue 1798 started the wheels turning on this mashup of fabrics, colors, trim, and a modified style. We discovered the cotton unexpectedly at a local quilt shop, and knew right away which trim would fit it. Using all three colors in which the floral was offered adds to the amusement! We inserted the Oat...

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A Flutter of Gold

A Flutter of Gold

All sorts of special treatments contributed to this flowy, butterfly-sleeve top. It began with the Named Ansa pattern, whose uniquely-curved bodice pined for the insertion of a tiny piping. We gathered the essentials for the project: neutral striped cotton/linen fabric with a hint of metallic gold; the Ansa pattern; tiny cording to create the piping; and perfectly-matched trim with its own hint of metallic gold. A few yards of the custom petite piping...

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1970s-Inspired

1970s-Inspired

Most things 70s-inspired grab our attention! The re-issue of this vintage McCall's pattern was certainly the impetus for creating this blouse. Now to find just the right fabric and trim combination! We found this lovely cloth on a shopping trip to Illumination Fine Fabrics in Fort Worth, Texas. Cross-weave linen is usually a fine choice, but especially so when woven into this delicious shade of mauve-purple. Matching it up...

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