The Blue Dress of Maria di Cosimo

Supplies

September 17, 2003

The patterns come from http://www.margospatterns.com.

I've found some trim at http://www.cheeptrims.com/ and http://www.calontirtrim.com/.

For the bodice and skirt trimming:

This seems to be the best one.

Cheeptrims - RJM-279491-C02
1+1/8 inch wide
$0.90 per yard - 36 yards per spool - $32.40/Spool

This might be the same trim, but it's much more expensive...

Calontirtrim - Garland - Trim ID: 227
1 inch wide
$2.50 per yard

This is a different look, but it could have been nice.

Calontirtrim - Vine - Trim ID: 582
0.9 inch wide
$1.75 per yard

For the forepart:

This is the best option so far. I don't think I'll find gold on gold trim, so this might be the best thing I'll ever find.

Cheeptrims RJM-279491-C01
1+1/8 inch
$0.90 per yard - 36 yards per spool - $32.40/Spool

Calontirtrim - Garland - Trim ID: 696
1 inch wide
$2.50 per yard

Calontirtrim - Vine - Trim ID: 585
0.9 inch wide
$1.75 per yard
Calontirtrim - Vine - Trim ID: 586
0.9 inch wide
$1.75 per yard

And for the sleeves

This might be used on the sheer fabric to create the stripes. I could then machine embroider on top of it. It might not be wide enough though. And the spool is way too expensive!

Cheeptrims - BM-190
9/16 inch wide
$0.23 per yard - 288 yards per spool - $66.24/Spool

That one I thought could be used on the joint of the sleeve, if I decide to go with trim instead of pearls.

Cheeptrims - Item #: BM-033
3/4 inch wide
$0.27 per yard - 144yards per spool - $38.88/Spool

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