Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Shop talk - Recreating the Armanti Collezioni Tee

Isn't the detail on this Armanti Collezioni Cashmere Tee interesting? It is described as as "Black with passementerie detail, a round neck, and short sleeves". It sells for about $1000.00. I'm not sure about finding a cashmere knit but a rayon knit may be able to handle the detail. Wouldn't it be easy to re-create this tee using The Perfect Tee by Loes Hinse Design or The Perfect T-Shirt by Pamela's Patterns. The links will take you to the patterns at The Pattern Loft.

Now for the trim, the dictionary definition of passementerie is the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings (in French, passements) of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, colored silk, or beads for clothing or furnishings.

Any ideas on what could be used for the trim that would still be give the bottom edge enough give? Maybe make tiny tubes of rayon/lycra.

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