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A lace Macaron

Added Dec 10, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






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":!

Material Notes

Black lace
Black Polyesther
Ivory underlining




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Lace/Sequins

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    Apr 13, 2013, 08.12 AMby Super Jeanette

    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


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