I am designing and sewing a bridal gown. I am having the darndest time deciding how I should do the bodice. It comes to a modest V in the front and a higher V in the back. The gown has a satin underlay with a lace overlay. The lace also has a scallop border which we want to use at the neckline in the front and the back. The problem for me is do I just cut out the lace now and use the scallop at the necklines (it will all be one piece and then I guess where the 2 bodice pieces meet in the front they will just have a seam down the middle (no scallop) – the bride needs to wear an undergarment and we have to make sure the bodice V is high enough to cover it. OR, do I cut the pieces out of just the lace with the scallop border and then cut out the scallop border separately and attach it separately after the top portion is complete – by tacking it in place????? Your advice is greatly appreciated – I haven’t done this before.