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Silk Chantilly Lace

129 US$per one running metre
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SKU: 00045073

Characteristics

Composition: 100% Silk
Width:150 cm
Country:Italy
Suitable For:Finishing & Separate Garments

Description

This black silk Chantilly lace boasts a complex combination of flowers, leaves and swirls. Different weave patterns enhance the sense of airiness. Our feathery lace is made of 100% silk and is extremely smooth to the touch. The lower edge is finished with ornamental scallops.

Types of Lace Fabric

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, silk lace is one of the most popular choices both for evening dresses and day dresses – all because of its look, feel and hand.

Luxury Silk Lace Fabric

Silk lace is lightweight, sheer and thin like a gossamer. Made of precious silk yarn, it boasts a glamorous sheen and a lush appearance. This extra-fine fabric can hardly be called resilient and strong. But when it comes to silk lace, the advantages massively outweigh the disadvantages.

Delicate and mysterious, this regal fabric is used for

  • bridal dresses,
  • special occasion garments,
  • exclusive lingerie,
  • silk trims and garments decoration,
  • prom dresses.

Bridal lace is mostly white, ivory or pastel-colored.

Silk lace is often paired with contrasting fabrics like

  • silk satin,
  • velvet,
  • leather,
  • cotton,
  • organza fabric.

This silk Chantilly lace is perfect for a layered top, a shawl or an intriguing dress overlay.

Silk Lace Sewing Tips

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 silk 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.

Silk Lace Fabrics

Silk lace fabric is lightweight, sheer and thin like a gossamer. Made of precious silk yarn, it boasts a glamorous sheen and a lush appearance. This extra-fine fabric can hardly be called resilient and strong. But when it comes to silk lace, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

Delicate and mysterious, this regal fabric is used for

  • bridal dresses,
  • special occasion garments,
  • exclusive lingerie,
  • silk trims and garments decoration,
  • prom dresses.

Bridal lace is mostly white, ivory or pastel-colored.

Silk lace is often paired with contrasting fabrics like

  • silk satin,
  • velvet,
  • leather,
  • cotton,
  • organza fabric.

Silk lace is often designed in a Chantilly style, which makes it perfect for a layered top, a shawl or an intriguing dress overlay.

Italian Lace

Italian lace fabrics are represented by various laces from Marco Lagatolla - the famous Milano-based brand with more than 65-year history. It comes in a wide range of laces, such as silk Chantilly lace, macrame lace and embroidered tulle lace. These fabrics feature various patterns, from florals and botanicals to stripes and ornaments. Italian laces are often woven with natural silk and cotton fibres, which makes them hypoallergical and tender to the touch.

Payment and Delivery Terms

We offer worldwide shipping on all items in Tissura online shop. Whether you live in London or Norwich in the UK, New York or Daytona Beach in the USA, Sydney or Alice Springs in Australia, we will deliver the fabrics straight to your door.
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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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