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A little lace

Added Oct 8, 2010

by loversandhaters

Edmonton, Canada






I love to pair up suiting with lace: one is sensible, the other romantic.

I made this dress in the winter when it was -30c and I was annoyed with the expectation that for women, dressing up means being sexy, which means revealing skin, which is just too damn cold for Canada in December. Honestly, I spend most of the winter in a thick sweater dress and massive parka, but I felt like a compromise was possible…

So I designed a dress that I could wear out to a concert or a nice dinner without baring my shoulders and getting cold, but which still has that little tease, that pretty piece of sheer lace.


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    Nov 26, 2010, 06.56 AMby ash18

    wow very beautiful dress.

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    Oct 10, 2010, 06.16 PMby nouvellegamine

    gorgeous dress!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 09.38 AMby jenniferelizabeth

    love love love this frock!

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    Oct 10, 2010, 02.29 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Fabulous, fabulous! Retro smart and sexy!

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    Oct 9, 2010, 05.11 PMby nidhi

    great job! i lived in edmonton for 4 years and can totally relate to what u’ve mentioned here. very smart use of lace. i love the design and fit of this dress!

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      Oct 12, 2010, 08.37 PMby loversandhaters

      ha, so you’re familiar with the hell winters!! glad you like the dress.

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    Oct 9, 2010, 01.53 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim


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    Oct 8, 2010, 09.13 PMby laugh434

    Beautiful dress!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 07.11 PMby holasoylulu

    wonderful piece!!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 05.36 PMby aurorat

    This dress in incredible! You did an amazing job!!!!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 03.06 PMby kimberleejean

    Does this dress have a pattern? It’s really up my alley, I’d love to make this!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 11.56 AMby distie

    Love all the details in this dress!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 10.05 AMby lie

    Wow, looks great! A bit of a retro-chique-look! And you’re right…it’s a very good compromise!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 09.55 AMby jeleena

    Great dress!!! Love it! :)

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    Oct 8, 2010, 08.56 AMby webeta

    it looks great!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 08.00 AMby kihli

    Beautiful and so very well done! Did you draft the pattern by yourself?

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      Oct 12, 2010, 08.37 PMby loversandhaters

      thank you! yes, i drafted the pattern myself.

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    Oct 8, 2010, 08.00 AMby kihli

    Beautiful and so very well done! Did you draft the pattern by yourself?

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    Oct 8, 2010, 06.55 AMby badyan

    This is absolutely stunning! Well done!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 06.31 AMby lucyrev

    I love it! That belongs in my closet.

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    Oct 8, 2010, 05.19 AMby magdamagda

    This dress inspires balance, comfort, the details are very catchy and the fit is great! congrats!

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