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Shell Stitch Edging Video Tutorial

With the snow coming down and the slower pace of January and February, I took some time and sorted through my UFOs. I decided it was time to try and finish up Lenore's Day Dress and Slip. This was a class I took with Cindy Foose several years ago. I decided to add a simple shell edging to the slip and of course that turned into a tutorial. There is both a video tutorial and written directions below.

Shell edging is a traditional heirloom technique that can be applied to finish the edge of a garment. It must be used on a lightweight fabric such as a batiste, lawn or voile. It has the advantage that it can be applied to the straight of grain, cross grain, or a curved edge which is on the bias as I did here.