After sewing the two ruffles the pattern calls for, it was not enough fullnesss. Back to the cutting table it was, good thing I have a lot of netting and horsehair.
I cut another ruffle, making a total of 52yds of both, netting and horsehair.
I like using the horsehair to hem netting, not only does it makes the netting stiff at the hem making it move way from the body giving it movement, and protecting the legs. Try hemming a long full dress the next time you make one and notice the different when you move on the dress.
It would be a good idea to use it also on long beaded dresse with a train, the horsehair would keep the train from getting in between the legs [Remember Ms. America on Miss Universe contest, 07 and 08!!! They both folded down when the train got caught on there heels]
Horsehair comes in different widths. The most popular comes are 3”, 2 ½” and 2”.
You could see this hemming on the garment as well. I had seeing Silk chiffon dresses hemmed with a ¼” that was on Carolina Herrera dress.
John Galliano, is using this technique for the Dior Haute Couture dresses.
Here are some samples [I got these pics from the Oscar site]
Changing the subject, did you see the dress that Miley Cyrus wore for the red carpet? It is a Zuhair Murad.
That goes to show, even Haute Couturiers get inspire by each other!