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Date: 5/16/13 0:17 AM

I just received some beautiful stretch lace from Spandex House. I see that it stretches along the selvage and is fairly stable across the width. So when I cut it, will I cut it with the stretch running across (around) my body?

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Date: 5/16/13 0:40 AM

The general rule of thumb is to place the greatest degree of stretch (GDOS) around the body.

Which lace did you get? What are you planning on making?

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Date: 5/16/13 0:41 AM

I think yes. The rule of stretch over rides other rules. You need the garment to fit nicely and because you don't want the lace to sag. Photos??

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Date: 5/16/13 0:57 AM

Thanks, ladies!

This is the lace:



And I'll be using it with a white cotton knit to make McCall's 6435, View C.
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Date: 5/16/13 1:13 AM

Can't wait to see how your top looks, I have that pattern in my stash.
Greater stretch goes around, that's why it's important to always check. (ask me how I know, lol)
Swimwear fabric is notorious for having more lengthwise stretch.

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Date: 5/17/13 11:33 AM

I LOVE the view with the sweetheart neckline! Can't wait to see you put that pretty lace to use.

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Date: 5/17/13 11:54 AM

I'm going to make the view with the sweetheart neckline, but im making the other view with the white lace. I have a black and white print and black mesh for the sweetheart view.

Now it's time to dig out my serger and see if I can "make it work." The serger, that is. That sucker scares me.
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Date: 5/17/13 2:01 PM

Beautiful lace -- look forward to seeing your finished top (and your review).

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Date: 5/17/13 3:38 PM

I'm scared of my serger too!!!!!! I need to forge ahead! LOL!

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Date: 5/18/13 9:56 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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