It’s still lace week here- I put together a pictutorial as I inserted the lace into my other flutter sleeve top cut from linen-cotton. In fact, I got a little lace insertion-crazy this week- I just played with the lace to see what would develop.
Lace insertion is an “heirloom” type design feature, usually found on light weight woven fabrics. I’m working with a knit, so the technique is a little different. The sample stood up to all my tests, including the washing machine test, so I’m confident it will work well in a garment. The cut edges of the knit won’t fray like most wovens will.
I can recommend this, but remember that a lace won’t stretch like a woven. It will work for areas that don’t need to stretch much- either lengthwise on the garment on on an area of zero to positive ease. As always on this type of fabric, I used a ballpoint needle.
Tomorrow is the OWOP post, and then I’ll show you how this top turned out. I wanted to wash it in the machine first.