Now we are ready for the
Take the full length of
embroidered insertion and attach the lace or eyelet insertion to both sides. (
you can use two insertions for the bigger sizes) For a reference of heirloom
techniques ,I suggest "Martha Pullen's book French Machine Sewing"
If you are using netted
laces (French), you will need to add entredeux to the top and bottom of this
strip. LEAVE THE OUTSIDE SELVAGE OF THE ENTREDEUX ATTACHED UNTIL LATER!
Now cut this band into
two pieces according to the chart below for your size.
Yoke Size Chart
I allowed extra so you
could center a possible design in your insertion.
Attach entredeux to the
sides, leaving the outside selvage of the entredeux attached until later.
Iron both pieces,
pressing seams in towards the lace.
You will trim all
selvages from the entredeux EXCEPT!! the bottom, leave this for the next step.
Run two gathering threads
across the top of both front and back skirts.
gathering thread should be an 1/8" and the second thread should be 5/8"
Now draw up threads to
fit yoke. Sew skirt to yokes using the selvage of the entredeux. Trim and zig
zag with a tight stitch
( width 4, & length 1)