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Finishing a lace edge?

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    Profile photo of WillannaWillanna @Willanna

    Hi there! My daughter is slated to be a flower girl in my sister’s wedding, and while looking for dress ideas I came across this one:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/212635377/lace-flower-girl-dress-junior-bridesmaid?ref=market

    I’m toying with the idea of making something similar using the Fairy Tale dress pattern. I have not worked with lace overlays before–does anyone have tips on how to finish a lace armscye on a sleeveless dress? Comfort is as important as asthetics, because my 5 yo balks at anything itchy and I need to avoid a flower girl diva meltdown. 🙂

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    Profile photo of WillannaWillanna @Willanna

    Oops…and idea on finishing the neckline, too.

    I’m tempted to just order the dress, but my daughter is a skinny kid with a long torso, so fit is never simple.

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    I would fully line the bodice in something soft and non transparent, such as Radiance, a silk cotton blend. Shiny side on the inside so it will be slippery and comfortable.

    If don’t want any show through at the neck, darts and armscyes, you can add an underlining to the bodice. Again, it should be something opaque.

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    This is definitely Melanie’s field, @willanna. I have a blog post here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/73676143875948321/ in which I underlined velvet spotted tulle.

    However, I would use this method http://oliverands.com/community/forums/topic/added-a-skirt-lining-how-do-i-sew-the-zipper for the lining.

    Good luck!

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    If you are doing sleeveless, you need to google threads magazine quick linings and read the sleeves dress part. It’s so fast and easy and professional you won’t believe it.

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