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Corded Lace

124 US$per one running metre
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SKU: 00065702

Characteristics

Composition: 84% Cotton16% Polyamide
Weight:43 g/m²
Width:113 cm
Manufacturer:Solstiss Sa
Country:France
Suitable For:Finishing & Separate Garments

Description

This French corded lace features an elaborate floral pattern. The red lace is edged with delicate eyelash scallops. Mostly made of cotton, it is breathable and soft. Our top quality lace is durable and keeps its original appearance for a long time.

What is Lace?

Lace has a disputable origin since it evolved from other techniques. This beautiful openwork can be either English or French legacy. Even if it was Italian, the world would love it just as much. Handcrafted and machine-made, it was widespread in Europe by the 16th century. Lace is named after the Latin word laqueus, which means “noose”. Equally valued by the early Catholic Church clergy and city fashionistas, this fabric has a number of production techniques

  • knotted lace, such as macramé and tatting,
  • cutwork, or whitework,
  • machine-made lace,
  • chemical lace,
  • crocheted lace,
  • tape lace,
  • knitted lace,
  • needle lace,
  • bobbin lace.

These days not all these varieties are widespread. Different kinds of lace keep falling in and out of fashion, but some are here to stay. Modern lace producers offer a rich variety of:

  • Chantilly lace,
  • corded lace,
  • guipure lace,
  • embroidered lace,
  • Lyon lace.

When it comes to high quality dress material, cotton lace is one of the most popular choices both for evening dresses and day dresses – all because of its look, feel and hand. They are used for bridal dresses and special occasion garments and often paired with contrasting fabrics like silk satin, velvet and even leather.

Red Lace Fabric

What does a red lace dress make one think of? An Esmeralda-like brunette, burning passion, Spanish bullfight, Sangria wine, scarlet lips, Argentinian tango. Sure it does ring a bell for anyone who has seen it once in a lifetime. Red is the color of blood, love and hate. It evokes strong emotions in men, which women take advantage of. A red lace dress is a double impact, as lace can safely be called the most alluring fabric of all times. There is no doubt that a bodycon mini might look too bold, but with a little taste one can look hot and chic. Here are the options

- raise your game with an evening dress sewn of embroidered red lace,

- turn heads wearing a prom dress constructed of red corded lace and a nude-colored underlay,

- use scalloped red lace as hem decoration or dress insertions,

- spice up your look with a red lace rose choker.

If it still looks a bit too much, opt for a tiny accent like red lace applique. Wearing a wedding dress made solely of red lace is questionable. But even playful lace lingerie can set the right mood.

How to Sew with Lace

Lace, as well as many other fabrics, has its underlying potential problems when it comes to sewing. Due to its gossamer-like structure, this fabric can be a real challenge for those who have just started their sewing lessons. There are several tips that can help you turn this lace into a beautiful piece of clothing.

  1. Mind the side. Sometimes lace looks the same on both sides, but in most cases they differ. One should mind the face side, especially while working with multiple lengths of lace fabric. It’s a good idea to use stickers or removable tailor’s chalk to indicate it.
  2. Symmetry is key. While designing the dress, consider the ornament direction and place the fabric accordingly. Estimate the length of the dress so as to place scallops symmetrically.
  3. Always prepare your fabric before cutting. Steam ironing might work for cotton lace, but it all depends on the type of fabrics – mostly only dry-cleaning is allowed. The best strategy is to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  4. If you need to secure your fabric, opt for fine and sharp silk pins. You may also use weights to keep it in place.
  5. Sharp scissors are a key to success. We recommend using special scissors or a rotary cutter for cutting lace. Use tone-on-tone thread to avoid the contrast with delicate lace fabric. Viscose thread and thin needle are essential for handworks and beadworks.
  6. Overlap two pieces of lace to hide your seam. Carefully match the basting marks between the two pieces. It depends on the motif, but sew the new seam as close to your basted line as you can. Trim away excess at the overlap edges. You can pin and baste around the lapped seam and test until you're satisfied with how it looks. 
  7. Pressing is quite tricky, too. Before pressing, cover lace fabric with some kind of protection, like a thick cotton towel. Or, you could also use a special iron shoe.

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Fabric by the Yard: Measurement Conversion

All fabrics on our website are priced by the meter. The term "running meter" or "linear meter" is used in the fabric industry. To convert meters to yards, use the conversion factor 0.9144. In other words,
1 Yard = 0.9144 Meters
1 Metre = 1.0936 Yards

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