A Tulle To Make Lamé Less Horrid

I recently had to make a pseudo-cavalier tabard-y-thing, using tissue lamé (hmmm…. reads like “lame”) for the appliques and trimmings.  It wasn’t anyone’s fault, really, it just had to work with the ones that had been bought for other costumes. If you need to tame the “HELLO, I’M SHINY” factor of lamé, there’s a way…

See how the applique'd cross thingsy on the chest is less shine-tastic than the trimming at the edges?

See how the applique’d cross thingsy on the chest is less shine-tastic than the trimming at the edges?

It’s just a hair more pewter and less SCREAMING.  Awesome.  And easy.

I put down a layer of tulle as I was putting down the applique.

I put down a layer of tulle as I was putting down the applique.

It’s like the difference between a new wedding ring (totally polished and shiny) and an old one (glowing from the many small scratches on the surface).  The lines of the tulle interrupt the glaring shine of the lamé, so it’s less … you, know … like that.

lamé not so shiny

Doesn’t look like tin foil? Awesome! I’ll take that!

 

4 thoughts on “A Tulle To Make Lamé Less Horrid

    • missa says:

      Awesome idea, Sanna! The nice thing with tulle is that it won’t wash away if you sewed it down correctly. The bummer is that ironing/drying requires care. Either method is certainly better than plain lame!

      4 years ago | Reply

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