Create a block o abric large enough or bodicepieces by joining strips o lace.
Place one silk bodice on lace block and stay-stitch within seamallowances. Zigzag stitch lace edge on bottom seam line o bodicerom right side. Trim lace even with silk bodice to cut out. Repeator both back pieces and treat these layers as one.
Sew lace/silk bodice at shoulder seams.Repeat or silk bodice lining.
Pin lace/silk bodice to silk lining, rightsides together, and stitch neck, back,and arm curve seams.
Kits are available in blue, pink, orburgundy silk dupioni rom MarthaPullen Company (see page 81 or KitInormation). The cluney lace versionshown was made using the “Louise”pattern with a shortened bodice (sideseams o bodice fnishes 1-inch romunderarm seam to skirt seam). Sincebodice length is a matter o personalpreerence rom size to size, our kitsare cut with a generous amount o laceor the ull to-the-waist bodice option. You will have extra lace i you choose toshorten the bodice.
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All materials are available fromMartha Pullen Company
Kits available(see page 81 for Kit Information)
“Louise” by Children’s Corner
Ivory silk dupioni for under bodice(Measure pattern bodice foramount required.)
Silk dupioni for skirt (Measure skirtpattern for amount required.)
Lace and Trim
See Yardage chart
Decorative trim for waist
1-inch-wide ecru cluney lace insertion
1-1/4-inch-wide ecru cluney laceinsertion
1/2-inch-wide ecru cluney lace edging
Baby cord for piped waist seam
Three small clear plastic snaps
Thread to match silk fabric
60wt ecru thread for lace
Clear thread (for attaching trim)
Lace shaping board
LACE CHART (for full bodice)High-waisted bodice requires half theamount shown
1-4 3 yds 8 yds5-8 5 yds 10 yds
Pre-shrink all laces by washing them.
Using “Louise” pattern
•Cut out a skirt ront and back rom silk dupioni.•Cut out two bodice ronts andour bodice backs rom ivory silk.•Cut out skirt back placket.•Cut a bias strip rom skirt abric1-inch wide and long enoughor waist seam piping.