The biggest design challenge I had while making my lace skirt this month was what to do about the hem. At first I imagined I'd use the scalloped edge the lace came with. Even once I realized that one side of the lace had large scallops and the other side small scallops (you can see… Continue reading Lace: Hemming
You've now all likely seen my finished skirt, so you might be asking yourself why I'm still clambering on about sewing with lace. Well, like I said back at the beginning of the month, I set myself the goal this month of posting snippets of the techniques I used while working with lace that I… Continue reading Lace: Invisible Seams
Okay, I have a confession. When I was having a staring contest with my lace at the beginning of the month, I blinked first. By blinked, I mean clicked. And, by clicked, I mean I broke down and bought the coveted Bridal Couture by Susan Khalje. It had been on my wish list forever, and… Continue reading Lace: Invisible Darts
This past week my foray into sewing with lace began. It started where most of my projects involving new-to-me fabrics do: Sandra Betzina's More Fabric Savvy. Why? Every fabric seems to have its own peculiarities when it comes to preshrinking, and to eliminate guessing on my part, I usually turn to Sandra. This time I… Continue reading Lace: Preshrinking
This month my sewing is going to revolve around lace. I've never worked with lace before (well, unless you count the racy lacy undies or the Christening gown I made for my niece, neither of which I think really exemplify what it means to work with lace), so you might be asking why now? Two… Continue reading Lace.