Category Archives: Trims

Introduction to Garment Trims

Trimming – or trim – is any embellishment you put onto a costume. It doesn’t serve a structure function like a sleeve or a side panel. If you took it away, you won’t suddenly be half-naked. But trims can make or break a costume – especially if you’re doing late Victorian or sugar-fueled anime –… Read More »

Batternberg Lace

Battenberg – sometimes spelled Battenburg – lace is a style of lace trim dating from the late 1800s. It is machine woven, embellished with hand-stitching. As production for Battenberg was much faster than it’s totally-handmade predecessors, it was therefore cheaper to buy and quickly became popular within Victorian society. Traditionally made from cotton or linen… Read More »