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MommaSaid
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that you find the perfect lace to use on a LO...but it's in the form of clothing. How would you go about dismantling the garment so you could use the lace as desired?

The uneducated part of my brain wants to just dive in and cut it up. Should I start with the hems? What would you do?


 
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In response to MommaSaid

It must be stitched onto the clothing somewhere/somehow. If you turn it inside out, can you see the stitches holding it on? If you can carefully cut a few of those, you should be able to keep going until you have enough lace for your page.

And that's a perfect example of Reduce, Reuse, Recycling!

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I have no clue! but what a great idea!


 
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That's hilarious "the uneducated part of my brain...." Too funny!

I would start at the hem line, but if that doesn't work easily - then just use the scissors. You can always get fray check at any fabric store/walmart fabric section to make the lace not fray.

Good luck!


 
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great use of old clothing!


 
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seam ripper would be perfect for this, if you have one! they are very small and have a curve that would allow you to get "in there" !!


 
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I would have to agree that a seam ripper is what I would use.


 
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Awesome, Ladies! Thank you!


 
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  • DivaDana Said:
great use of old clothing!



She didn't SAY it was old clothing- we can only hope so!

Cindy


 
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  • ekip2 on 07-27-09 01:11 PM
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I too love the "uneducated part of my brain" - that describes alot of mine LOL

I would think that the detail scissors you may have for sbing would also work if you don't have a seam ripper (my first choice)

just turn it inside out and gently cut along the seam that binds the lace to the document...oh and then post us a picture so we can see how pretty it is LOL

Andrea


 
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  • cindy312 Said:
  • DivaDana Said:
great use of old clothing!



She didn't SAY it was old clothing- we can only hope so!

Cindy




You are correct, I didn't say that! BUT it is an old garment; about four years old. I didn't realize it was too small when I bought it and I will NEVER be *that* small.

I'll be sure to post pictures of the lace!


 
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  • Chan'sGram Said:
seam ripper would be perfect for this, if you have one! they are very small and have a curve that would allow you to get "in there" !!



I would use a seam ripper, too.


 
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seam ripper at the hem....if it is very delicate and could rip very easily, I'd just trim it off as close to the seam as possible and use an anti fray on the edges.


 
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  • MommaSaid Said:
that you find the perfect lace to use on a LO...but it's in the form of clothing. How would you go about dismantling the garment so you could use the lace as desired?

The uneducated part of my brain wants to just dive in and cut it up. Should I start with the hems? What would you do?



ACK, YOU SAW ME!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear to GOD I only cut a SMALL piece of that lace,,,,ok, TWO small pieces,,,,,,,,off the SHOULDERS of that teddy bear's dress,,,,,,,,,my DD won't even MISS it,,,,,,

you can't even tell I cut it,,,,,,all that gorgeous lace on that teddy bear's dress and it's going to WASTE because all that bear does is sit in the bottom of a toy box!!!!!!!!!!

What could two TINNNNNNNNNNY pieces matter?? I mean really, it was the PERFECT lace to add just the teeeeeeeensiest bit of lacieness to my calendar,,,,,,,I just needed a teeeeeeeeeeeeensie bit of different lace,,,,,,,,,,

just two teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeensie snips with the scissors,,,,,,,,,and,,,,, ,,

she'll never know,,,,,,,,,,,

you won't tell on me will you, Anne???????


 
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We won't even talk about what I did to my wedding gown 3 years ago....


 
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couldnt be any worse than what I did to mine 15 years ago,,,,,,

I burned it down,,,,,along with the whole house,,,,,,

accidentally, of course,,,,,,making a pot of tea


 
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No, I just cut a piece out of one of the sleeves, and made a pouch to put on daughter's bridal garter. She was wearing a sandal style shoe, but still wanted to do the "lucky coin" thing. So I made a little mini-pouch and attached it to her garter. The pouch made from lace from my gown, and the coin my Dad had put in my shoe, 30 years earlier.


 
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Nonny, that is so sweet.


 
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  • nonnysbooks Said:
No, I just cut a piece out of one of the sleeves, and made a pouch to put on daughter's bridal garter. She was wearing a sandal style shoe, but still wanted to do the "lucky coin" thing. So I made a little mini-pouch and attached it to her garter. The pouch made from lace from my gown, and the coin my Dad had put in my shoe, 30 years earlier.



well it covered something old and borrowed


 
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  • ekip2 on 07-28-09 04:05 AM
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That is such a great story/idea for the wedding coin!

Holly - you crack me up with the snip in the Teddy Bear lace - that deserves its own LO - something along the lines of the things we'll do for an embellishement LOL

Andrea


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
  • MommaSaid Said:
that you find the perfect lace to use on a LO...but it's in the form of clothing. How would you go about dismantling the garment so you could use the lace as desired?

The uneducated part of my brain wants to just dive in and cut it up. Should I start with the hems? What would you do?



ACK, YOU SAW ME!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear to GOD I only cut a SMALL piece of that lace,,,,ok, TWO small pieces,,,,,,,,off the SHOULDERS of that teddy bear's dress,,,,,,,,,my DD won't even MISS it,,,,,,

you can't even tell I cut it,,,,,,all that gorgeous lace on that teddy bear's dress and it's going to WASTE because all that bear does is sit in the bottom of a toy box!!!!!!!!!!

What could two TINNNNNNNNNNY pieces matter?? I mean really, it was the PERFECT lace to add just the teeeeeeeensiest bit of lacieness to my calendar,,,,,,,I just needed a teeeeeeeeeeeeensie bit of different lace,,,,,,,,,,

just two teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeensie snips with the scissors,,,,,,,,,and,,,,, ,,

she'll never know,,,,,,,,,,,

you won't tell on me will you, Anne???????




My lips are sealed!

Oh, and as soon as my wedding was over, I wanted to rip that dress to pieces. Eventually, I would have made something from it but just ripping it apart would have felt good, too. I attached too many moments of frustration to that infernal thing!


 
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OMG you girls are too funny!


 
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shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Andrea, if I did a LO on it, honeypie, my dd would FIND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and for the sake of shalom in the home,,,,we are PRAYING SHE NEVER FINDS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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