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LACE and other Trims

Personally, I think #lace originated much earlier than historians believe, by a stroke of luck. I visualize a #seamstress cutting fabric, singing and on her own trip, and the scissors take a quick unprecedented sharp turn. And voila!

A delicate piece of fabric, or yarn woven in a beautiful pattern is the easiest definition of lace. As an item of trim, it is greatly admired because it is an easy way to add value to an item of clothing.

For #infants, however, a little bit of caution on #laceusage and #screening is on:

  • Composition: it is important that the laces be on a soft material so that the little one's soft skin is comfortable against it.

  • Edges: keep an eye on the edges. They tend to fray or curdle up with ironing/ heat. A rough edge is something that is an absolute no-no against any skin.

  • Natural: the best component for any trim, be it laces, ties, elastic, buttons or cut-out add ons which seems to be a favourite with young parents.

  • Size: use only that much which is necessary. #Minimal is always better than OTT.

  • Width: common sense says the hem can take a wider width than an armhole seam or a neck lie. Also, remember that international safety standards are strict on the length of a tie on a baby garment.

  • Usage: laces are a favourite with design specialists as every other beautiful trim is!

  • Say NO: to a polyester lace (it burns with heat), a nylon lace (same reason), large holes, rough against the neck or armhole, or wide lace against the armhole or neck.

Happy Lace day is on the last Saturday of September :) #justsaying

Our clothing has sweet laces. Check them out on our shop, #comingsoon.

Anjali, co-founder.

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