Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:00
What Are Trims and Trimming?Written by d'Italia
Often just called trim, trimming is simply a finishing piece of fabric applied to an otherwise completed garment in order to change its look. There’s a vast number of fabric types, methods and purposes for adding trim to a garment, but overall, its main purpose is just to make something look better!
How Would Trim Be Used? Generally speaking, trim is sewed onto a garment in a given pattern or line in a way that interacts with the region of the body beneath the garment, though typically trim is applied straight. Really trim can be added to any part of a garment the clothier wants, but the result should be a more dynamic, better looking personalised piece. What Trim Does to a Garment One might take a semi-shapeless dress and add trim just below the bust line to add some semblance of shape to it, or to provide a clearer distinction of the wearer’s shape. Often trim can be added to spice up a bland or exceedingly “present” texture, pattern or colour. Sewing on trim in a different colour from the rest of the piece can be a great way to make it more dynamic, sometimes completely changing the overall look of a piece with rather little effort or expense. See more about our trims and embellishments by clicking here. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne