Monday, 14 September 2015

Sewing in lace part four - endless hand sewing

It feels like a never ending story of hand sewing. I don't mind per se; I like sewing by hand. I first basted the soutache lace to the silk layers. I did it at even 10 centimetres intervals, since I thought it would be handy for the next step.
Basting lace | www.stinap.com
Or rather - the next step was the rather nerve-racking cutting in the lace. No turning back, and tiny seam allowances centre back...
Cutting lace | www.stinap.com
Then, the next step was to secure the lace permanently,and now the even rows of basting came in handy. I simply used a running stitch, tiny on the right sight in the middle of the soutache, and larger on the back, depending on the distance of the soutache.
Attaching lace | www.stinap.com
Attaching lace back | www.stinap.com
A rather nice couple of hours of sewing, but now I have the real deal looming over my head. Will the darts and seams be too bulky? How do I finish the raw edges? Should I line it? And not too much time; I'm very much in doubt to whether I'll finish a blouse as well. Two weeks to go...
Sewing lace | www.stinap.com

5 comments:

  1. AAB: I make all sorts of things! I mostly make birds (usually for wedding cakes) and tiny little animals, but I love quilting too, when I can find the time. I sew something every single day. No lie. best sewing machine for kids

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  2. Amazing work, wish I had the patience and skill for this. EmbroideryCritics

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  3. Different sewing machines come with different stitches. The basic machines may only have a few stitches, which if all you are going to be doing is mending, a few is all you need.

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  4. Basic hand sewing and quilting are widely practiced in the United States and Canada today. Despite the popularity of sewing machines and mass production techniques, it's good to know that a lot of people still value tradition.

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  5. I began with a small and simple design in order to learn the quilting process. I usually home sew my quilts by sewing machine and still find the addition of the related supplies extremely helpful.

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