Lace Trims for Bridal Gowns
Applying Sewing Trims
to All-Over Lace
All-over lace often has an edge that can be cut off to use as a lace trim on bridal gowns. The color and texture then matches perfectly.
Contrasting lace trims also can be applied to all-over laces.
- Cut out edging to within a few threads.
- Lay on top of the hemline overlapping the lace. Clip as needed to mold into shape.
- Whipstitch the inside edge of the trim.
- Machine application may be acceptable. However, test to determine which stitch works best (zigzag, serpentine or applique). Some laces tend to pucker when machine application is used.
- Trim the underlying lace from behind the trim.
Applying Alecon Edge Trim
Alecon Edge Trim be cut off to use as a fabric trim on bridal gowns. Coordinating and universal trims are also available.
- Cut out edging, trimming to within a few threads.
- Lay on edge of garment or seamline, clipping as needed to mold to shape.
- Hand float or tack in place.
- Universal edgings are frequently used to finish the neck edge and to cover the waistline seam. The scallop falls off the edge.
- Placement of trims on bridal gowns sometimes requires layering. The trim is placed on top of the appliques, which may or may not be trimmed away.