I bought this braid from M & J Trim in New York way back in March, when Amanda & I were on holiday together. Amazingly it’s the only thing I walked out of there with…but for anyone who hasn’t been there, just check out what I was up against here. And that was just one wall. I could have gone CRAZY.
Anyway, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it…I just had to wait impatiently for the weather to warm up.
Step 1 – Match the two straight sides of the braid, slightly overlapping one onto the other. Stitch together.
NOTE: If your braid is already one symmetrical piece, you move straight onto Step 2.
Step 2 – Determine the centre of the neckline and place a pin. Repeat for the hemline and also at several intervals between, using the side seams as your guide.
Centre the braid on the neckline over the pin and re.jpgn to secure it in place. Continue down the tee, re.jpgnning the braid at the marked intervals and at the hemline.
Step 3 – Using a straight stitch, carefully sew down the centreline of the braid, removing the pins as you go.
Step 4 – Trim the excess braid to about one inch in length and fold over the neckline and hemline and pin in place.
Step 5 – Sew approximately 1/4 inch in from the neckline and hemline to secure the braid.