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Date: 8/1/13 2:46 PM

I have got a huge amount of wear from the silk satin slip I made last year in all this hot weather (its doubled as a great nightie) and I decided to make another slip.

I'm making view E from vogue v8888. I've not done a huge amount of work with lace before (just simple trimmings).

I have tried to match two types of lace together with my silk/cotton blend polka dot fabric. I'm not convinced it works. A couple of options. Do I a) bleach the blue lace white (I do like the circles and how they tie in with the polka dots) or b) ditch one of the laces and go with something different altogether.

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Edited to correct faulty link. Sorry!
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Date: 8/1/13 6:46 PM

Your 2nd link goes back to the Vogue site.

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Date: 8/2/13 2:48 AM

thanks PattyE, now updated. Must have not been paying enough attention when copying and pasting.

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Date: 8/2/13 5:25 AM

Hey Rmusic,

I like the round pattern of the lace but the color is difficult. It would be better if you could get laces that match the ground color of your fabric (which looks like a soft white/cream on my monitor) and each other IMO. Great fabric btw-- so playful! I bet it will make up beautifully

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Date: 8/5/13 1:30 AM

I like that lace too. Why not bleach a small sample and see what it looks like....cute pattern

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Date: 8/5/13 3:10 PM

right, I've had a redesign of existing notions and would love your thoughts about if you think it works. Please click here.

The lace is a cotton blend, and I dont know how high the cotton content is - in short it might not be all that easy to bleach or dye. Having said that, I might be tempted to do a small test with the bleach.....

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Date: 8/5/13 5:02 PM

Oh, that's adorable! If you're going to bleach or dye it, my vote would be to go with black. I think the contrast would be really cute.

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Date: 8/6/13 10:34 AM

I like the fabric. I think the lace and the organza is too much IMHO. What about just using the organza in the cutouts and not doing the lace trim?

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Date: 8/6/13 12:50 PM

I think the circle lace would look really nice dyed to the blue in the fabric, but you'd obviously have to test. The black would be a nice contrast also.

Both the organza and the white circle lace are nice, although the organza looks a bit more dressier/elegant.

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Date: 8/7/13 2:21 PM

I vote for dyeing the lace black.

You are much more likely to get a good result dyeing lace darker than trying to bleach it. You can always test bleach a scrap of the lace, but nylons, rayons, polyesters can all do funny things, like turn yellow, with bleach.

Plus, the black makes a more striking contrast to the ground color of the print.

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