The "Fantasy Dressmaker" decided to create passementerie en suite, a coordinating collection, designed to be used in various ways on a single garment.
Here were her inspiration pieces, obviously not en suite, but with great possibilities to be recreated in beads:
And here are her results:
Starting at the top is the daintiest offering, created with a ladder stitch band and simple loops. It would be perfect on the edge of a netting, lace or chiffon sleeve.
In the middle, a much more substantial fringed braid; it would work nicely to edge a heavy silk taffeta or brocade - I can see it outlining an elaborately draped bustle.
And finally, the largest with triple bands connected with netting and finished with scallops; this piece could be used to fill a bodice or as a truly over the top hem trim.
The creative dressmaker of the past could have used any combination of this en suite set; the primary limitation would have been the deepness of her customer's pockets - or more correctly, the customer's husband!