Observation and progress on lace jacket
I was worried it would be difficult stitching the lace to the tulle without catching the paper as I stitched. BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN A PROBLEM AT ALL!!!! I have been able to run the stitches through all layers of the lace and tulle with ease. When the needle hits the paper it glides right over it.. probably because the freezer paper has a coating on it... Anyway it is working beautifully.
As I said in the beginning I wanted this first project to be more structured (more Victorian) than random (BoHo) with the laces and luckily I have enough laces to do that. I have another pattern to make another jacket and I want it to be VERY random. But I am loving this look so far. The laces are just so beautiful.
Repeatedly I say thank you, thank you, thank you to Shirlee for giving this tulle... it is perfect.
Even though I am only stitching on the back so far, I have the front sections laid out on another table and rearrange pieces every time I walk by... moving and adding and removing. At the moment there still are too many awkward spots on the fronts so I will just keep fussing with it.. Today I will also set up a third card table and start the same process with the sleeves.
By far the slowest and most time consuming part is laying out the laces...but the funnest part also.... how can playing with lace NOT be fun.
This project is also perfect because I really don't have to see the stitches at all. I stitch instinctively following the shapes of the laces. Very easy on the eye.
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