Hi Everyone Again,
I’m now at the point in this project where I need to make a decision for the lace trim that will be sewn along the armscye. I stopped at Hobby Lobby yesterday just to see if they had anything and wouldn’t you know it they did!
This is actually a stretch lace that I cut in half. The lace uncut above and cut in half below… I first pinned the lace in place and stitched along the stay stitching line. Oh, but before I forget, I did remove the waxed paper, didn’t want to sew that in! Then I carefully cut off the excess lace from both the trim and the yoke and then ran a zig zag stitch for one more pass to lock everything in place.
Mom mentioned if I was concerned about the lace holding up on its own to support the rest of the garment. That is a good question and to be quite honest I have had the same reservation too but think it should be okay. This is after all a sample. In another version I could always add a backing to this section to give more support. It is something to think about. On that same note I have thought about adding a lace overlay to the band section that will be coming up next…
It is coming together!
- The Nightgown Project – Part 5 – Lace (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)
- The Nightgown Project – Part 4, Cutting Fabric (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)
- The Nightgown Project – Part 3, The Back Pattern Pieces (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)
- The Nightgown Project – Part 1, Sketching Some Ideas (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)