Hi all. I’m principly a lurker and occasionally post to the boards, but I’ve got a sewing question and I’m searching for input at various groups that I belong to.
I purchased a New Look pattern # 6559, an easy pattern to make……maybe not.I am hoping to try and make the shrug like the model is wearing out of a stretchy knit lace material. There are no directions for handling the stretchy lace material that the package recommends.I’ve sewn many things, but never a stretchy knit lace. My questions are: I understand that a clear elastic should be used to reinforce the shoulder seam and prevent stretching, right? I would like to use my serger to make a “lettuce” edge on the rest of the shrug. I’ve read wooly nylon is best used, and in the 2 lower loopers and the right needle-I’m planning on a narrow rolled hem, hence the use of the right needle only. I thought I would minimize the stretching when I sew by using tearaway paper interfacing. Now, if I don’t want the front of the shrug to stretch out don’t I need to leave some ?other material? caught in the serging? Can I use the clear elastic for this? I can see myself sewing the elastic so just a fine 1/4″ is left and that will give the outfit shape and substance and it will hold its shape…correct?
Can anyone think of anything I’m missing or not planning properly?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
Mompea..wish I knew how to include a hyperlink so you could easily see the shrug I’m talking about. It’s listed under New patterns at the Simplicity.com site