I bought some tiny mirrors to stitch on tunics. these mirrors gave me an idea of stitching thick borders.
Fabric- brown block printed cotton.
Pattern- A simple pattern incorporating the small mirrors.
Embroidery-mirror stitch, double cross stitch, double running stitch The borders were for yoke, sleeves, side slits on front and BACK- this alone I could have avoided.

mirrorwork borders-1

mirrorwork borders-2

the tunic itself was so heavy,whenever I   made  a turn  wearing this tunic, it took  the tunic a few seconds to catchup with me.LOL!