Hi, I'm new around here, and sort of new to sewing. I'm trying to make a t-shirt reconstruction, kind of in a lolita style. I've got it all figured out, and most of it put together, except the sleeves and collar.
Here is a picture of the shirt I want to make. Except obviously not as crappy looking.
I have a problem with the collar. I want it to be a peter-pan type collar with lace around it. I have a pattern from a pattern drafting book. Pretty much what I do is put the lace between 2 layers of fabric, (one having interfacing on it), like this:
I am very careful to pin the lace in the right place, but every time instead of looking like this:
it ends up having the lace all caught up in the seam. Here is an x-ray image of what it looks like, well pretty much.
It does this no matter how careful I am with the pinning and sewing. Is there a trick to doing this? Would it look messy if I just sewed the lace onto the underside of the collar?
Um, the shirt will be white in reality.