We used Guipure lace (also known as Filet lace, according to Wikipedia) for the inset of Gail, our BurdaStyle variation of the Malissa. This heavy, loosely weaved lace requires special methods for finishing. If you are adventurous and ambitious enough to giveGuipure a try, this How To is a must. However, even if you are using a more traditional type of lace, still give this How To a look, as the methods are still applicable. Here, I am just demonstrating on the neckline. If you are following this to make the Gail dress, start with casing the neckline, then apply your buttonloops, then do the center backs (after applying buttonloops), then the armholes.

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a project using Guipure lace, like the Gail dress

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    May 5, 2012, 02.58 AMby Stitcher75

    i love this lace, but i’ve never seen it before. could you provide a source or two?

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    Mar 23, 2012, 03.38 PMby petraimad

    Love it ….very nice

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    Sep 15, 2010, 08.35 AMby floreedith

    Love it ….very nice and well done!!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 08.57 PMby mandaj

    How would you finish the seam edges where the lace meets the fabric?

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      Sep 15, 2010, 08.35 AMby floreedith

      Safest way and to keep a professional finish would be to overlock it before attaching to the “normal” fabric.

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    Jul 14, 2009, 05.06 AMby lohumphrey

    Ahh great instruction. I have tried this lace in the past with pretty bad results. I think now I will have to revisit! Thanks

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    Jan 20, 2009, 10.10 PMby barbakaline

    Your work is pretty and this lace is a good choice but, I’m sorry … it cannot be called a Filet Lace Guipure.

    In the family of Filet Lace there are the Filet Work and the Embroidery on Knotted Net (generally we all use the words FILET LACE).

    FILET WORK is a KNOTTED LACE. It is done with a shuttle (or netting needle)and the gauges are used to measure the size of the holes (meshes). Each mesh has a small knot on the 4 corners. It is made like a fishing net but with smaller holes and smaller thread. By using different sizes of gauges you can make a pretty lace.

    FILET LACE is a hand made EMBROIDERY ON A KNOTTED NET. Different techniques of embroidery can be made on this net. Depending on the stitch and the thread used, the finished piece takes different names.

    For example, the Filet Italien is generally made in Linen Stitch. The Filet Guipure is made of different stitches of embroidery over the knotted net and the work in Linen Stitch. There are many other pretty techniques to explore.

    The lovely lace used for this collar is a machine made guipure lace. It cannot be called a Filet Lace because it is not done on a knotted Net.

    This pattern is a lovely application for a FILET LACE!

    You will find more information on this extensive site: FILET LACE BY THE SEA. —

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    Nov 27, 2008, 10.42 AMby anek

    I believe I never saw this kind of lace before. you used it very well on the garment and the How-To is really helpful.

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    Nov 21, 2008, 05.27 PMby bola

    great!! thanks for posting this how to!!bx

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