It’s been raining buckets today so I’ve been stuck inside the house all day . Today I attached the lace to the finished bodice of the wedding dress.
First I made a muslin pattern to use to trace the lace bodice . It had to be sewn together first and then pinned to the lace.
I traced around the pattern with contrasting colored thread basting. You don’t want to cut out lace like you would regular fabric since an applique seaming method is used. I then pinned the lace to the bodice and trimmed it and basted it to the bodice. You want to leave at least an inch and a half allowance outside the threaded tracing to give yourself some working room.
A pinned on sleeve. I think I will make it a little shorter. On closer inspection I saw that this sleeve had a little hole in the lace. I’ll have to cut a new one. Now I need to find some trim to add to the neckline..