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09-02-2007, 10:23 PM
Can anyone out there help me? I am almost done with my plaid silk dress. It is based off the one original photo I have. On the pagoda sleeves of the bodice there is 1.5 inch long fringe. I would assume that it is silk based on the shine and how it falls.
Does anyone know where I might be able to find similar fringe in this modern world. I was hoping to find it in a scarlet red. If there is no where to get this, does anyone know another type of fringe that is correct to the period and where to get it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Jennifer Kahl

09-03-2007, 05:19 AM
Vogue Fabrics http://www.myvoguefabrics.com/html/voguefabricsstore.html

G Street Fabrics http://www.gstreetfabrics.com/

Fabric Depot https://www.fabricdepot.com/

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head this am. You may have to email and ask if they stock it.

I'd also try giving Needle and Thread in Gettysburg a call. They're very helpful and do take mail orders over the phone

One other thought might be to try Yoder's in Shipshewana IN http://www.yoderdepartmentstore.com/fabric.aspx. You'll most likely have to contact them--the website does not have everything on it that they stock. It's an Amish store so you won't be able to contact them on Sundays if it's something you need immediately

09-03-2007, 07:19 AM
I've had good luck with Daytona Trimmings, which is in the garment district of NYC. No website, but they do take orders by mail. I'd send them a copy of the picture of what you want, along with your color requirements -- might even send them a bit of the fabric for matching and ask them to send samples and prices.

Silk fringe is going to be expensive, so you might also ask them for samples of fringe that is similar but not silk.

Daytona Trimmings, 251 West 39th St., New York, NY 10018, 212-354-1713, open daily, 9-5:15.

Karin Timour
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09-03-2007, 07:43 AM
Thank you for the information. I will look into it.



09-04-2007, 12:52 PM
If all else fails, you can buy some scarlet silk taffeta, tear it (so it is absolutely straight) in strips and fringe it. Fold under the unfringed edge for attaching it to the dress and cover the fold, if desired, with a narrow, flat trim.

Or take folds of the silk and box pleat them and use that as trim.

Marta Vincent

09-06-2007, 08:48 AM
Jennifer - we had a discussion a while back on the Sewing Academy about making silk fringe - http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=189.0
That might save you some money!

Joanna Jones

09-06-2007, 07:58 PM
Thank you to everyone who has posted so far with information on this matter. I have checked several of the places and websites listed and the bottom line is (as I was told from the folks in NYC) is that no one really makes it any more. I read the information on making your own you provided. Thank you again. I think I am going to go that route. In the CDV I have, there is a band of ribbon at the top of the fringe. Who knows the original maker may have made her own fringe. I will let you all know how it turns out. Thanks;) ,

Jennifer Kahl