Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trim it up!

My friend Melissa Stramel over at Lilac Lane is hosting a very fun Trimmed with Love Contest. You can read all about it on her blog, but basically you send in links to pics of your embellished creations for a chance to win some awesome prizes (including a complete set of the brand new paper patterns by yours truly :) ) !


I'm a trim nut! I have a snakepit of a drawer filled with trims, mostly vintage lengths that I picked up during my dolly sewing days. With tiny doll clothes, a little bit of trim goes a loooong way, and many times an awesome trim would be the starting point for one of my designs. I love love love rick-rack, and I've scored gobs of it at rummage sales. The vintage stuff has a really crisp, yet soft feel to it.


I can't resist woven ribbons, either. These tiny ones would be so precious on a baby dress.

These navy ribbons are so preppy and fun! I can totally see them on a key fob or belt.


I'm been hoarding this vintage sari trim for almost 10 years now. I was going to put it on some jeans when I was in my 20's, but now I'm thinking handbag or wallet.


The florals are my favorites! They are a great substitute for embroidery, and really add a ton of detail without a lot of work.

There are already some lovely trimmed-up entries on Melissa's blog - check them out for inspiration, then share your own!


Melissa Stramel said...

Hi Carla. Thanks so much for the awesome plug -- and the great prize! We have the same taste in trim and I could definintely clean out some of your snakepits for you!

Cathy said...

OH very pretty trims and laces! Great contest!

...t. said...

Carla, you are so great at embellishing. I think a good trim can totally make an outfit. I am too impatient though. LOL.