|Close up of the sleeve and fabric|
The pattern was labeled "easy" and there were no problems with the directions. However, sewing with this lace was like sewing blind -- I could not see what I was doing or even where I had already stitched, and marking the fabric was almost impossible. (I used a universal needle and a narrow zigzag to sew the lace parts). Also, this was the first time that I have put in a conventional zipper. Probably not the wisest move to put your first zipper in on a lined, lace dress, and it certainly is not perfect. But I'm very happy to report it works, and now I will not have to be afraid of zippers.
|Erratic zipper application|