la la la lace. Another fabric I underestimate. Amazing things can be done with lace. Check out these beautiful vintage patterns for some lace inspiration:
Pattern available at Anne8865 Etsy Store
Awhile back, a fabulous blog friend and I copied a few patterns in our stash and sent them to each other. This pattern (Simplicity 3406 from 1939/1940) was one of the goodies I got from the lovely Eileen who blogs over at Eileen's Basement. It's definitely on my list of outfits to sew. I just love the lace insert on the sleeve cuffs and down the front of the blouse:
Pattern available at SavageSpiders Etsy Store
1950s lace overlay blouse pattern, available at CynicalGirl's Etsy Store
1960s lace dress, available at StripedKat's Etsy Store
I even have my own lace sewing project. You may recall that on more than one occasion this past year, I talked about making some garments from 1910s patterns. I've started an Edwardian Era blouse based on the Wearing History's 1910s Blouse and Giumpe pattern. Here's my progress so far:
Lauren is currently hosting a giveaway for a reader's choice of pattern and e-product from her pattern store! Go to this post to enter the giveaway.
I'll leave you with a few lace sewing tutorials:
- Suzie over at It's a Stitch Up wrote a great post about her experience sewing with lace.
- Gertie's written a tutorial on sewing with chantilly lace.
- Sarai from Colette Patterns wrote a great guest post tutorial over at Gertie's blog on lace insertion.
- Laurie who blogs over at SewNSo's Sewing Journal has a neat tutorial on applying lace and pin stitching.
- Here is my absolutely favourite lace dress made by the super talented Oona using a 1960s pattern. I even got to see the dress in person (You'll be glad to know that Oona was there too!)