These techniques are from a 1950s sewing guide for White sewing machine attachments. The newer machines also come with attachments so it shouldn't be a problem adapting these techniques with your machine. Get creative and sew away!
This technique uses your zig-zag presser foot.
|Tarlatan is a thin, stiffened, open-mesh cotton fabric.|
Here are a few patterns where you could use this lace inset technique. The first is a Vogue 1950s dress that shows the lace insert in the yoke and on the hip.
|Vintage 1950 Vogue 7044 bust 38" at Penelope Rose|
|Vintage 1950s button front dress bust 32" Penelope Rose|
|Vintage McCall's 8995 easy pullover dress uncut size 8 Penelope Rose|
Find your pattern or even use a current garment and re-purpose it to give it some vintage charm!
Next Shirring for more vintage magic style touches, until then...