In this tutorial I’ll show you how to join lace ribbons to make an Edwardian lace yoke with standing collar.
- lace (I used cotton Maline and Valenciennes lace)
- sewing thread
- sewing needle
Make your own pattern for the yoke and standing collar, or use a commercial pattern.
Cut your pattern out of cardboard.
Baste the lace to the cardboard with long stitches and a contrasting thread. Use a strong sewing needle for this step.
If the lace is very delicate and not very wide, you can just baste it to cardboard without gathering it.
If the lace is wider and less pliable, gather the lace at the top edge with tiny running stitches. The Maline lace I used didn’t need gathering, while the wider Valenciennes lace did.
Sew the lace together with tiny whipstitches. Use a thinner sewing needle now.
Add more lace till you’ve covered your whole pattern piece with lace.
Then make the lace standing collar. I used only Maline lace for the collar.
That’s my finished lace yoke and collar.
Now remove the basting stitches of the collar.
And you’ve made your own lace fabric! The lace is very delicate and soft-draping.
Attach the collar to the lace yoke, again with tiny whipstiches.
And the Edwardian lace yoke and collar is finished!
Here you’ll find more of my lace tutorials.