Trim, in period, tends to be used where it will protect the more
valuable fabric underneath from premature wear. If you notice where
fabric wears out first on a garment, that is where trim goes. Edges,
of course, over seams, and in a grid or other pattern to break up
large, flat surfaces that would get rubbed in the center. If you
think of trim in those terms, you can apply it as a tailor would and
you can make more sense of where you see it in period pictures.
As to what looks good, pick what you like and do it that way. Before
modern times, all clothing was individually hand made, and people just
didn't have the concept of wearing clothes that were exactly the same
as anybody elses.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Robyn <rebecadlm@y...> wrote:
> I am in the process of making a high-collared, button down
elizabethan doublet (for rapier fighting) and have run into the
"where should I place my trim?" conundrum. I've seen it around the
collar and waist, diagonally from the shoulders to the waist, and
all sorts of bizarre combinations. So my questions are: 1. Is there
a period placement of trim? and 2. Regardless of period-ness, what do
you think looks best?
> If it helps, I have about 2 meters each of wide (3cm) and narrow
(1cm) card-woven trim that match each other, as well as the fabric.
> Rebeca de la Mare, An Tir
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