How to cut sewing pattern when your lace is not wide enough ?
Ouch...! You have found THE lace that you love, but despite your best efforts, there is nothing to do ... The lace is not wide enough to be able to cut your pattern 😭
What to do..!? Cut a piece of the pattern ? stretch the lace to its maximum ?
Not at all ! We have a few tips on how to add enough fabric so that your pattern fits naturally.
Come on, don't worry, we'll explain how to do it here 😉
Are you ready ? Let's go !
- Change the orientation of the pattern
- Make a connection with the same lace
- Create a yoke with another fabric
1. Change the orientation of the pattern
|Quite simply, by turning the pattern pieces 90 °, this allows you to bring the pattern pieces into the lace height.
Attention, this solution is only valid for bra cups lined with a rigid lining such as Cosmo bra.
2. Make a connection with the same lace
|To make a connection on your lace, you will need your lace band and some lace scraps/left-overs.|
|Superimpose by about 5 mm (13/64 in) the lace scraps onto your lace band.
Sew the scraps onto the lace wit a zigzag stitch to maintain elasticity.
It's possible to make a basting stitch first, with a long straight seam before the zigzag seam.
|Position your pattern with the new height of lace you added.|
|And there you have it ! Your two lace pieces are ready!
All you have to do is cut out the other pieces of the pattern, and sew them together as detailed in the tutorial!
|This technique works for all types of items, whether for a bra or panties.|
|It's very useful when the lace band is a not wide enough to cut your pattern.|
|This technique is sometimes used in industry, because lace bands have standard widths due to knitting machines.|
⭐ Sewing tips ⭐ It is possible to proceed in the same steps with an other fabric than your lace. Especially if you are missing a total height of 1 cm. You can, for example, use stretch tulle in the same shade of color as the lace 😉
3. Create a yoke with another fabric
|To create a yoke, start by drawing on your pattern the cutout that you like, and that fits in the lace height.|
|Cut on the line to separate the two pieces, and add a seam allowance of 5 mm (13/64 in) on each piece to be able to sew them together afterwards.|
|To create the yoke, mirror the triangle you got at middle back.|
|Now that you have all your pieces, cut them in the lace and in the fabric of your yoke.|
|" Et voilà ! "|
|On the first side, sew the triangle on the back 5 mm (13/64 in) from the edge.|
|The back is starting to take shape!|
|Then, fold up the fabric triangle to flatten the middle back line, and position the 2nd piece of lace at the middle back seam.
Be sure to pin the pieces together before sewing.
|Make a 5 mm (13/64 in) seam from the edge over the entire height of the middle back + of the triangle yoke.|
|Unfold the back, and there you have it, all you have to do is follow the tutorial to sew your panties 🙂|
We hope that you liked this tutorial 👙
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