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« on: February 19, 2010 06:42:25 PM »

Ok, so recently i purchased a TON of lace at a thrift store for less than three bucks. I plan on making this dress with one of the laces i got... http://www.unique-vintage.com/authentic-vintage-peach-layered-lace-wiggle-dress-size-p-7292.html
but am unsure of what to do with the rest of it.

I have about 36/37 yds of that. It's a LIGHT pink/peach color and its what i plan to use for that vintage dress

And I have at least 12 yds of that white lace, any ideas?
I am also wondering how you attatch lace? I've done it both by machine and by hand but by hand takes FOREVER! So while it's less noticeable, it is really worth it?
Also, what is stretch lace seam binding for? The stuff that looks like...

I have a ton of it but I just use it for decoration, does it actually have a purpose?
I also found this super, super stretchy thin lace that to me seems like it would serve no purpose, cause it's not very decorative, any ideas what it's for? I was thinking maybe lingerie or something?

Thanks for your imput!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010 08:23:19 PM »

I've seen the stretch lace seam binding used sort of like single fold bias tape: sew one side to the hem of something, fold and iron it under, and sew the other edge of the lace down. It works to hem curves since it stretches, and is also nice when you only have like a quarter inch of fabric to fold under because you're extending a hem or cut one too short.
That's a great dress by the way, good luck!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 01:46:12 AM »

I attach lace with a tiny zig-zag using thread the same colour as the lace and it works very well.  You don't really see it that much.  And you could use that lace for hemming lingerie and summer pajamas.  It would look lovely!  Including the narrow one, it'll look better once in place, guaranteed!

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