Discover the secrets to creating those exquisite lace embellishments and intricate tucks fashion designers incorporate into their garments. Heirloom sewing is a collection of late 20th century needlework techniques that imitate French hand sewing using a sewing machine and manufactured trims. With the resurgence of lace in fashion these techniques are must for fashion designers. This course will cover the basics: joining laces and trims; lace shaping; pintucks; shark's teeth; cathedral windows; gimp work; plus other specialty techniques by machine. Build your knowledge of fabrics and laces suitable for heirloom sewing and identify ways to use these specialty techniques in fashion design. Projects: Complete technique workbook. Sew a camisole, simple nightgown, or design of your choice incorporating heirloom techniques.
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