Sewing with Lace

31 Days of Sewing: Day 10

This sewing project has taken me more than 3 days. So much for my 31 day sewing goal. I think I need to rename this series 31 posts of sewing.

Every time I think I am getting ahead, something comes up and I end up being behind again.

My days revolve around doing our home school, making meals, doing laundry, dishes, etc.

Then there are the trips to soccer practice, the grocery store, the post office.

Not to mention trips to see colleges, going to church, and of course, the fabric store.

After all that, it’s time to sit down and get some actual sewing done.

First, I make a fire on the porch (my “studio”). Have I mentioned it’s cold out there?

Then I can get down to the days work, cutting out the garment of the day. Sometimes I cut out two at a time.

After making a cup of tea, I can sit and sew.

By this time, it’s typically about 3:00pm. I have a working window of opportunity until about 4:30pm when it’s time to start dinner.

By 6:00pm it’s too dark and cold to work on the porch any more.

That means there is only about an hour or so of actual work time.

Humm…..this could be why I am not accomplishing much these days.


This pattern is Vogue #V8927. I loved it the minute I saw it.

Something about the combination of the black lace and white crepe made me swoon.

I also swooned when I found some ivory crepe on the clearance table for $2.00 a yard.

I swooned even more when I got a 50% off coupon in the mail to use on the Chantilly lace I bought.


Sewing with lace is actually easier than you might think.

The best part about this pattern is that the scalloped edge of the lace is used at the hem. Less work to sew, and looks great.

The rest of this pattern is quite easy. The lace pieces are sewn at the same time with the body of the garment, so it sews really fast. Lace doesn’t unravel, but you should probably finish the seam edges just to be sure.

Assuming you don’t have a million other things going on and can actually get some sewing done.

I am happy to say this pattern also has a great sleeve, no issues with the sleeve cap here.


I was working away on this project, trying to get it done before dark, when I realized I only cut two of the front facing pieces instead of 4.

Not again! Seriously???

Time for another trip to the fabric store.

Guess you will have to wait to see the finished product tomorrow.

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