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Date: 3/29/12 11:51 PM

I am in a jam. I want to make a very elegant dress for my daughter's medical school graduation (there is a evening party after the graduation ceremony). I bought some beautiful solstiss brown lace. The problem is that I don't know how to cut and sew it. Should I, 1. cut it like any other fabric matching, of course, 2. Cut it with a smaller seam allowance or 3. Cut around the lace motif's and then hand sew this lace overlay.
Need advice, Thank you, Debra

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Date: 3/30/12 9:42 AM

When I work with lace, I usually make an entire garment of the lining/under fabric, then seam it at the widest parts,( hip and bust then the skirtside seams) open it flat and lay it under the lace. from there I can cut and fiddle with the motifes so that they will look seamless, and then join the rest of the lining /under fabric, and hand sew the lace to it.
Hope this makes sense. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
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Date: 3/30/12 10:29 AM

For lace garments I generally cut an entirely separate lace garment with normal seam allowance, but serge the seams for a small and tidy look. Then sew the lace as one with the fashion fabric at the neckline and armscye to anchor it in place, leaving the hem and remainder of seams floating free. I generally hand-sew the lace to the zipper, if there is one, carefully trimming off the lace's seam allowance rather than turning under (depends on the sturdiness of the lace).

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Date: 3/31/12 7:23 PM

If you have access to the Theads magazine archive, they've had several articles on sewing with lace. Also, Claire Shaeffer's book, Fabric Sewing Guide, has a chapter on laces.

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