Most lace is either white or ivory, due to its starring role at weddings.
Of course black lace can be nice too – especially for evening wear or underwear. I really like this vintage dress where the black lace is mounted on white. Then there is Black Lace, which was a terrible 1980s band (push pineapple, shake the tree).
Red lace, is well, racey.
And pink, blue or lemon lace is nice for ladies negligees, petticoats and other frilly stuff.
But I wanted BROWN lace.
I am making a brown, chiffon blouse that calls for a lace edging. It needs to measure about one inch wide. I cannot find the stuff in this country. If you search “Brown lace” you get something to hold your boots on with.
I tried Simply Fabrics. I tried the internet (one piece – I bought it, see left, but it is not dark enough, and it is too narrow), I am stumped. I could dye some but it seems an inordinate effort for a bit of trim. Lots of you suggest black, and maybe you are right, but I want to be different!
I have got some brown gingham ribbon, and I have got some ric rac.
Here I try them against the yoke. I don’t think much of any of these. Any other suggestions? Or do I have to go for black?