February 11, 2013

A Special Weave

I have been making smaller versions of dog dresses I've already made, this time for the puppy.  The dress below was a big challenge because the purple lilacs were to honor a departed family member.  The first time I made this dress it was trimmed with a delicate purple lace.  There was only enough lace for the one dress.
Woven Ribbon trim
When it came time to make the twin of that one I wasn't sure what to do.  It had to be something special.  At first I thought to combine a royal purple and a lilac ribbon, but as they were two different thicknesses I wasn't sure how to go about it.  A little online digging and I came up with this.  It is a Hawaiian weaving technique.  Isn't it lovely?  I am so glad I waited to embellish this dress until the moment was right!


QuiltSue said...

It's a beautiful trim and just a bit different from the norm.

Vicki said...

Love the ribbon weaving, very different and give the dress a nice custom look.

stitchinpenny said...

It is lovely and obviously what you were supposed to do.