more sewing for skills today as I talk about piping which is one of my favorite ways to add accents to an outfit.
what it is
piping is the bread and butter of trim. it's essentially a small rope that is wrapped in fabric and sewn between two pieces of fabric.
in my experience
piping is a great way to highlight or accent a collar so it stands out against the main fabric, like in etta's third birthday dress.
it can also highlight a bodice, or waist line like in this bubble dress variation i made for my cousin's baby.
piping also works well along curves and adds structure to three dimensional projects like pillows and chairs. here is how i used it in an upcycled kid seat i made.
you can even make your own piping, like i did for a bed i made my parents dog rosie.
the oliver + s playdate dress has an excellent tutorial on adding piping around a yoke.
so there you have my take on piping!