|Doesn't look much just on the hanger!|
|a clearer picture of the sweetheart neckline|
I'm going to finish the neckline with some clear elastic, just enough so the neckline sits against the body and I'm sure this will be easy enough because the elastic will provide a bit of stability for the lace. To provide some strength over the shoulders I've got some thin straps attached to the underlining which will remove any pull on the lace over the upper body (good plan I think!)
But I am stuck on how to get the sleeves in place. I've thought about using the stretch clear elastic, but I think that would just feel funny to wear. Next, maybe using some 1/4" stay tape, apply to the sleeve edge of the dress then fit the sleeve into place. I am a bit worried that this will be too stiff for the stretch lace and will make the sleeve seam look rigid when the dress is worn.
This has been sitting on my sewing desk for a month, while I ponder. I'm now getting pressure from the daughter who wants to wear it. Soooooo I would really appreciate any recommendations that you might have on my sleeve dilemma.
Thanks in advance :-)