SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Satin fabric
- Lace fabric
- Sewing machine
- Fabric scissors
- Tape measure
- Sharp machine needles
- Pattern Vogue 1102
- Hook & eye closures
- 7” zipper
Follow Vogue pattern V1102
Tips and Tricks:
- Use a low iron setting when pressing lace and satin to prevent melting your fabric or leaving iron marks.
- When cutting out your patterns, be sure to use a large table or lay your fabric out on the floor so there is not any fabric hanging over the edge of a table (this will pull on your silky or lace fabric and cause your pattern to not cut correctly).
- Use pattern weights instead of pins when cutting out lace patterns.
- It is very important to line up all notches on the lace, lining and underlining especially at the arm hole and bow. Being slightly off on matching the notches will cause the fabric to not lay flat against the body.
- Use tailor tacks instead of cutting notches. Notches will be hard to see in most lace fabric. Satin frays easily, so tailor tacks work well with this substrate as well.
- When there are bust darts in the front, enclose the lace into the lining so there isn’t excess lace showing within the dart. Depending on the lace, manipulate the lace around the darts cutting excess off. Handstitch (machine stitch if the lace allows) to bodice lining.
- The lace and lining are treated as one fabric then lined.
- Trim seam allowances of the lace when not enclosed in a lining to 1/4”. The lace seam becomes almost invisible by trimming it.
- Many lace hems do not need to be hemmed. The lace will not unravel.
- Place the lace motif to be centralized at the center front bust line.