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« on: April 26, 2014 04:23:03 AM »

My fiancé's aunt is making my wedding dress for me and has done a wonderful job so far. The only problem is the stitching around the neckline. The dress is made up of 3 layers; the fine lining, then the heavier lining and finally the lace.
The shape of the neck is perfect, but there is a seam stitched along the neckline about 7mm in from the edge of the neckline itself.
Unfortunately the switching is quite noticeable and although it is very neat, I would prefer if it could be more invisible, perhaps as close to the edge of the neckline as possible (maybe 1 or 2mm in).
Basically I was hoping to get some ideas as to how possible moving this stitch line would be and how it may be done? I'd really appreciate any advice!
Thanks in advance!
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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014 10:53:41 PM »

How delicate is the lace?  In heavy cotton or rayon lace, you could unpick the stitching from the lining side, and it probably wouldn't show on the lace.  Didja see the part about working from the lining side?  Picking from the lace side would probably end in tears.

With fine silk or polyester lace, picking even from the lining side could very well damage the lace.
How would you feel about adding a row of pearls, rhinestones, lace, or other trim around the neckline to hide the stitching? 

Or maybe just living with it... 
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