Our members had a great time at the Kathy Dykstra "Juliette" 2-day class at Cupcake Quilts!
For our first class of 2019, we were happy to host Kathy Dykstra so that we could learn her tips and tricks for creating an heirloom lace-embellished dress.
Working on individual tables with your own machines and notions is such a luxury!
Kathy taught us a new technique to ensure laces do not tear apart by pinning them to silk organza which gives them great stability.
|Our newest member Denise took her first class as a new member of MOS.|
|Trena had all of her laces sewn together with the yoke pattern traced on the laces and ready to cut out.|
|Not all of the members used fine French laces. This member chose to use a beautiful embroidered Swiss lace. She got inspiration from a picture of a garment made by Carol Harris of Creative Needle.|
|Sally, one of our founding members,|
checking over her work.
|Stuart getting some individual instruction.|
Kathy was great about being available to chat with members and answer all of our questions!
|Leda combined French laces with a Swiss embroidery beading at the base of her yoke.|
Kathy shared another wonderful tip to help the outcome of stitching laces together. This product "Wet and Gone" by Floriani is the trick. Cupcake Quilts sells a similar product by OESD called "Wash Away Tape" (but sorry we bought it all).
|Ann concentrating on the her work.|
Kathy brought a selection of her beautiful samples for us to ooooh and aaaah over!
|This version of the Kathy's Juliette pattern features horizontal lace construction with a vintage flat sleeve embellishment.|
|A close up of that dreamy yoke....|
|Another version of Kathy's pattern has |
simple vertical lace combinations with a
Swiss embroidered angel sleeve.
|Close up of the embellishment|
at the hemline.
|Close up of the ecru yoke.|
Kathy shared her tips for us to scallop the hemline and miter the points.