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I’m about to embark on making lace dress with silk satin lining and a matching jacket.
This is my first time working with lace. Its a thick lace pattern, almost crochet.
Does anyone have any tips on things like how to mark seam allowances/darts, how to finish raw edges etc?


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    Mar 9, 2012, 05.48 PMby katexxxxxx

    Take a look at this discussion, where some of these issues are covered: http://www.burdastyle.com/discussions/someone-help-me/topics/how-to-cut-scallped-edge-fabric-for-round-pattern-piece—2

    The books mentioned cover the techniques of cutting lace to disguise seams, finishing etc. It’s all quite labour-intensive, and there are too many details to give in a short answer here.

    If there’s anything specific you want to know, that isn’t covered in any of the books, just ask.

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    Mar 9, 2012, 09.49 PMby tanuyadav

    Kate ,the link is not working:(

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      Mar 9, 2012, 10.13 PMby katexxxxxx

      I can never get those damned things to work!

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    Mar 9, 2012, 09.54 PMby patti-r

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    Mar 16, 2012, 04.26 AMby victorya

    Coming from a couture bridal background I have sewn my fair share of lace gowns. as Kate said it is very labour intensive. its best not to sew darts in the lace but instead cut it and replace it over the fitted area.. its hard to describe, but basically lace can be cut and resewn by hand on a garment to conceal where the fitting has taken place.

    It will be easy for you since its a thicker lace to do this! Remember to stich in the same colour as the lace, single thread, only sew around the pattern lines in the lace so its not visible.

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    Apr 25, 2012, 12.49 PMby charmander

    Thanks for the posts guys, unfortunately my client pulled out so I never got to go ahead with this project. Great shame.

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