After days of hand sewing, the lace skirt is ready to sew onto the bodice.
The back seam will be sewn after the zipper goes in. It’s almost the last thing to do. Which means, I still have a bit more lace seaming ahead of me. That turned out to be not too hard. After testing various methods, I decided to use a narrow zigzag trimmed to 1/4″. A strip of Solvy stabilizer under the seam as I was sewing helped to keep it from drawing up. The Solvy ripped out so well, I didn’t have to use water to remove it. In the areas where a motif crossed the seamline, I left an unsewn area.
I then trimmed the seam allowance and also around the motif that extends past the seamline. The motif was pulled through the opening to the outside, smoothed into place and stitched down with whip stitches.