Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Victorian Jet Trim Anyone?

I was recently going through my plethora of historical magazines and other publications to ready more yummy Vintage Articles for Cloak & Corset members when I came across this bit of trimming.

From Godey's Lady's Book, June 1867, you can totally see how easy this trim would be to make for your upcoming Victorian project. You could use any sort of rayon or silk cord with bugle and seed beads. As mentioned, black faux jet beads would be stunning here. But what about red, or royal blue, or emerald green? Use your imagination, and trim away as our ancestors did!