(Closed) Lace and Itching

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If it’s scratching, it’s because its catching on your skin. 

Try rubbing the lace where it itches you with fabric softener sheets, to help soften the lace. Also help make your skin smoother with moisturizer, and once that’s soaked in, with baby powder. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oooh. No powder? That must be tough. Is it the talc? There are talc-free powders, but you’ve probably already tried everything.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm… it may partly be a powder or product that the fabric was washed in. Lace can have a stiffener in it, which can irritate at worst or make it stiff and scratchy at best. You could try washing or wetting very gently but it might create other problems (loss of shape, tidemarks). If you don’t mind the look of a liner, go for it. If you create an inner shell and attach it along the seams it should be fine. I wouldn’t try sewing the lace to the liner as that will make the lace look more like embroidery.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BetterSherm:  

meant to also say – the seams should be strong enough to support a liner. Your slip idea will be harder to get to work, as so much depends on positioning. But discuss it with a seamstress!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BetterSherm:  

Sorry – I meant a liner patterned on the dress and attached to it by stitches along the seams. The lace would be an outer shell and the liner the inner shell. If the dress is very tight, this will be harder to make work – you need a bit of room round the elbows.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love the look of lace!

This one is not really lace. It is a transluscent net (think illusion necklines and such) — the design is drawn and the beads sewn in.

 

The lace dresses I have come with a layer of transluscent net. It is softer on the skin and you can still see through it. So maybe you can do the same with your dress.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

mine was scratchy but i got used to it.. plus it was cold outside (feb) so that helped. If you’re getting married when it’s hot though that might not be so much fun.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

It’s too bad to have to add a liner… the illusion neckline is what makes this dress so beautiful! Maybe just grow some thicker skin? 😛

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