Adding a layer lace outside a corset(?)

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Adding a layer lace outside a corset(?)

Postby Soundbrigade » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:17 am

I need some second opinions in this matter.
I have sewn a few corset where, on top of the fashion fabric I have added a layer of lace but in those cases I have simply "sandwiched" fabric and lace and treated the pieces as one. The edges has been bound with bias tape (see pic below.

But now I want the edge of the lace to stick up maybe 1/4 - 1/2 inch above the upper edge of the corset. The method of sandwiching layers doesn't work very good here, but also sewing the pieces of lace together will leave the seam allowances visible through the lace, so how to do it?

How a "normal" edge looks like.
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How I want it to look like.
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Re: Adding a layer lace outside a corset(?)

Postby Heather » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:51 am

I have done this with eyelet fabric, and the easiest way to make it work is to cut the edge of the lace off, make the corset like normal (flatline the lace on each piece), bind the top edge like normal,and then sew the lace edge back on over the top of the corset like a regular trim. Actually, I think I tucked the cut edge under the binding, too, so it was well hidden. But this will give you a clean top edge without seams.
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Re: Adding a layer lace outside a corset(?)

Postby Soundbrigade » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:33 am

Short report:
I followed the advices and got things more or less pretty fine, BUT ...


... I had cut off the nice wavy edge of the lace, leaving approx 2". I cut this down to just less then 1", layed out the lace strip along the upper edge with the underside of the lace along the very edge. Then added the bias tape, sewed everything in place and then noticed that I hadn't calculated that the lace is to be twice the width of the bias tape.
Else the method of applying the lace edge was OK.

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Not my very best work.
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