WeSewRetro is the first blog I read each day, and you all have provided untold amounts of education, support, and delightfully pictured projects. Thank you all! Now, I’d got to start sewing, and that has brought to mind a bit of a problem I need your help in overcoming.
Several years ago I was gifted with 2 identical napkins. Not much was known about them. They seem to be linen, with wide lace made for each square of fabric. The lace isn’t stitched together anywhere. (Please forgive my not knowing all the correct terms to use in describing this!)
Here’s the proverbial photo worth 1,000 words…
I’ve 2 questions:
- How might I make use of even 1 of the napkins? Accessory? Front bodice? Lingerie?
- There appears to be embroidery (for lack of a better term) on the lace, which is 3-dimensional on both sides, with 1 side more pronounced than the other. I’m uncertain which is the right side.
Here’s a close-up of the corner in what I think is the right side.
And what might be the wrong side, as it’s more dimensional…
Any advice or assistance would be most appreciated!