Pattern: Depew #3026
For the straight edge of the lace I put the right sides together with the fabric overlapping approximately 1/16th of an inch. I used a zig-zag stitch which conveniently wraps the fabric into the seam. That fixed my what do I do with the fabric problem. :) For the other side I folded and sewed a very narrow seam towards the right side, which was then covered by the lace. I back stitched it into place, which isn't the prettiest on the back side, but nobody should see it, right?
After that it was smooth sailing. I couldn't get fabric roses to look the same which irritated the perfectionist in me. Oh well... Instructions for these and two other fabric/ribbon roses are included at the back of the pattern. The roses are attached at the bottom of the lace to conceal that join.
My favorite part is definitely the pleats. It adds just enough interest to a simple shape.