How to Sew a Lace Overlay on a Dress or a Top: Sewing Tutorial
Who’s with me on the lace trend? I think it adds such a feminine and pretty touch to projects. This tutorial shows you how to create a lace overlay on a knit top or dress using a basic sewing technique.
I used the Boundless Dress from Patterns for Pirates in this tutorial. Knit fabric for top or dress-Stretch Lace fabric for overlay-Sewing machine, scissors, thread, Clear Elastic or preferred shoulder stabilizer
Step 1: Cut your bodice according to the pattern. Step 2: Lay one front and back bodice piece RIGHT side up, facing you. Step 3: Sew all around the bodice with a long basting stitch. Step 1: Sew your top together at the shoulder seams for both the lining and the bodice. Step 2: Sew the side seam, pull off the machine, and clip the threads.
How do you sew an overlay?
Place an individual overlay piece on top of each individual main fabric piece, wrong side of the overlay facing the right side of the main fabric, and baste them together along the edges. Stitch any darts after they are basted together.
What is an overlaid seam?
Overlaid seams are also known as run and fell seams. Iron your first seam, keeping the fabric under the needle. Sew the pockets to the edge of the garment with the overlay and main fabric together. To sew a concealed seam, sew the seam with the right side outwards the opposite way you would normally sew a seam.
Can you add lace to a dress?
Yes! Every dress is different, but many have enough seam allowance to let the gown out between 1u201d and 3u201d, and a skilled bridal tailor can add fabric, lace, or beadwork to make the gown even longer.
What fabric goes under lace?
Your lace or sheer will almost certainly be made of polyester or nylon… use gentle heat, avoid steam, and press with a silk organza pressing cloth to avoid shininess.
Can you sew lace with a sewing machine?
Start with a zigzag stitch with a width of 1.5 and a length of 2.5 and adjust to suit your lace. If there isn’t too much bulk in the lace, consider a French seam (how to sew French seams).
What is fabric overlay?
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Is lace hard to sew?
Lace is a difficult fabric to sew, but there are a few things you can do to make it easier: wash it, cut it, and make sure you have the right complementary materials on hand.
What is a French seam finish?
A French seam encloses the seam allowance on the inside of a sewn item, removing the need for another type of seam finish and allowing the seam to blend in with the fabric. It’s most commonly used on sheer fabric.