A lace Macaron

Added Dec 10, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...

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Hi there! Here is my first take on the Macaron, from Colette patterns! Good news: it works for plus size girls too! Also, this year, you CANNOT avoid lace!

Now, am I happy or not? Well, it depends… I am so so so happy about the pattern and the shape of the dress, but I am not pleased with my fabric… It looks like it is badly sewn and reflects the light in a weird way. Now, that is what happens when you try to spare money, while buying cheapish Polyesther… I have learned my lesson. But that is my only issue! When I have the dress on, I feel so nice and girly! And it fits really well too. Here are the pics:

-The global shape feels really good and fits me well (I might be wrong ;) )
-I am loving the lace pieces. They do not seem underlined at all when you look from the outside.
-A tiny bit of ease shows so easily with that black Poly… But I love my belt.
-First pockets success!
-Sleeves are perfect. The scallop shape hides the bottom of the arms…

I have added an “inside bell inset” with some interfacing to stiffen the contrast fabrics, because lace is not exactly steady ;)

I think that I will definitively re-use the Macaron pattern, but this time, with a better fashion fabric… I will still wear this for Christmas, because, even if I am ranting a bit, I still love this dress!

What do you think?

I have written two other posts about this project on my blog, if you are muslin geeks, you should" check it out":http://quirkyprettycute.blogspot.com/!

Material Notes

Black lace
Black Polyesther
Ivory underlining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Lace/Sequins

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    Apr 13, 2013, 08.12 AMby auroras-y-sirenas

    Such a beautiful interpretation of the Macaron dress!

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    Apr 23, 2012, 04.52 PMby kstyled

    I saw this on your blog and was hoping you posted it here. LOVE THIS !!!!! I was trying to figure out how I can make one or make something inspired by it. If I do, I’ll be sure to let you know. THIS IS GREAT !!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.40 PMby kihli

    I love your dress, and it came out really good! The fabric doesn’t look so bad on the photos! Merry christmas!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.53 AMby briannamarie

    I LOVE the idea of making this dress with lace! It’s really beautiful and looks great on you. I want one of my own now!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.02 PMby fashionfreek

    Well done you :O)

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.42 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you ;)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 06.42 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i might repeat myself, but it is so wonderful and astonishing in what speed you develope your sewing skills. this is an a mazingly well made dress with very difficult material: lace AND the cheap material has given you an extra headache! Still you have done a great job and the fit of this dress is amazing!

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.41 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you for your nice comment… Next time, I’ll ditch the Polyesther…

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.27 AMby jdp136

    what a great idea to use lace for this! It looks great on you!

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.40 PMby laurwyn

      The lace is all over the red carpets this year… It made me want to try it!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.07 AMby violetsky

    I made the same mistake you did when I first made this dress. I used cheap fabric which was too light weight for the dress, but absolutely fell in love with the shape and how it made me feel. So I remade it using cordroy as the shell and cotton with a slight stretch for the contrast. It hangs so much better, and I feel AMAZING wearing it (I really need to take photos) .

    I love the lace on this, I find it amusing, as I was going to do the same thing till I fell in love with my berry cord, I originally going to use velvet, which would of worked well with lace,

    Enjoy wearing your Macaron, and be prepared for all your friends demanding one too.

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.39 PMby laurwyn

      I already feel so great wearing this one, and it will be even better with my second attempt!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.58 AMby caramia-made

    Wow I didn’t realize that you had lined the lace. It looks SOOOOO fantastic! What a perfect dress for New Year’s Eve!

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.39 PMby laurwyn

      The lace had to be lined… I didn’t want to see the blacker seams from the outside.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.29 AMby cantare

    It is so great and I like the fabric’s appearance, but as an outsider I think I can say that ;)

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.38 PMby laurwyn

      It actually looks good for an evening event… The daylight does not make the dress justice…

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    Dec 10, 2010, 11.44 PMby wzrdreams

    I think the fit is wonderful, and I can’t tell at all that you have underlined the sleeves and top part. I know how cheap fabric can affect the outcome, but I think this one is a great success. Good job!

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.37 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you!
      I completely plan to use the pattern again with a thick knit…

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    Dec 10, 2010, 11.18 PMby otrotamal

    cute!

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      Dec 11, 2010, 06.36 PMby laurwyn

      Thanks

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