Simplify sewing lace! Let School of Sewing founder Alison Smith be your guide as you discover how to sew lace for daywear or special occasions with techniques to perfectly prep, layer, place, shape and seam your project. Whether your fabric is a guipure, Chantilly, beaded or eyelash lace, you'll get tips for sewing each with confidence. Then, find underlinings to match your lace and pattern perfectly and review seam finishes suited for everyday lace garments. Give your lace couture appeal by constructing a bodice with nearly invisible princess seams. Plus, learn to cut and shape a free-hanging and a full lace bodice overlay. Alison makes adding the finishing touches to your projects easy, as she shows how to sew zippers, decorate with lace borders and use purchased or self-made appliqués.
Meet your instructor and sewing expert Alison Smith as she helps you choose the best type of lace for your project. Whether your fabric is a guipure, Chantilly, beaded or eyelash lace, Alison has tips for sewing each kind. Then you'll learn how to work with a lace motif and carefully cut beaded lace.
Explore various underlinings to match your lace type and pattern perfectly. You'll also review a few different types of seam finishes best suited for everyday lace garments. Alison also provides helpful techniques for pressing lace fabrics as you sew.
Alison demonstrates a couture seam finish for lace as she shows you how to construct a lace bodice with virtually invisible princess seams. You'll start with marking and matching the lace motif, then you'll carefully place the lace and stitch on the shaped seam to hide the edges.
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