|You can see some of my crazy math on the left.|
|Bodice front. Seven pintucks on each side of the center fold.|
I picked this up again as soon as my semester ended just to have some noncommittal, easy sewing. I painstakingly ripped out each pintuck, and sewed new ones by simply folding the fabric, pressing, and sewing. It is a much simpler process and produces a more uniform set of pintucks.
|After / Before|
I couldn't find insertion lace that I liked until the summer of 2012 when I was vacationing in Portugal. At a large outdoor market in Oliveirinha, Aveiro, I found a vendor selling all sorts of beautiful, cotton machine-crocheted lace that looked so far from that shiny, stiff stuff at Joann's. I miraculously found a perfect lace insertion--for only 40 cents a meter!! I bought the whole stock the vendor had (a little over 4 meters).
Have you ever found the perfect lace or trim in an unusual or unexpected place?