A new black dress

Added Nov 15, 2011

by mpastinelli

Quebec, Canada

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Description

A black dress with very (read: too much) flimsy lace insert. The pattern come from October issue of Burda Magazine (# 125). This pattern is very well drafted and the dress is easy to make. I only regret that I don’t have enough occasions to wear this kind of dress…

Material Notes

Polyester

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Mar 7, 2013, 06.16 PMby calatrava92

    It looks terrific, I’m inspired now to make it also! The lace you used is beautiful.

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    Apr 20, 2012, 04.34 PMby susan294

    I’m with the others on you wearing that dress! You look amazing in it.

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    Nov 17, 2011, 01.23 PMby wildflower31

    Wow, looks great. Thanks for the tips on the lace, I want to work with lace so bad, but have been afraid.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 08.15 PMby zsyzu

    Great job! I think you look fabulous!

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      Nov 15, 2011, 09.39 PMby mpastinelli

      Thank you so much!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 07.38 PMby jenny walker

    Love your dress, you look great!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 07.13 PMby in-stockholm

    I loved this too when I bought the october issue. Your version is very well done!

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      Nov 15, 2011, 10.00 PMby mpastinelli

      The only tricky part of the construction is the insertion of the lace (it can be tricky because of the curvy shape), but it’s not a problem if you know how to do that. For the lace insert, try to keep a smaller sewing allowance (on both the front piece of the dress and on the lace insert), then clip the sewing allowance of the dress in the curves before sewing the insert.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 04.26 PMby nouvellegamine

    very pretty!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 04.26 PMby chula123

    Love it ! Looks really nice on you and you should’nt wait for a special occasion, just wear it !!!! I saw this in the magazine and was tempted to give it a try but thought it might be too difficult, maybe now I will :-))

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      Nov 15, 2011, 04.41 PMby sewingfan1

      I agree! Don’t wait for an occasion, it looks really great and it’d be a shame for it to sit in your wardrobe!

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      Nov 15, 2011, 10.01 PMby mpastinelli

      Thanks a lot. Perhaps I can wear it to cook the diner :-) As I explain before, the only tricky part of the construction is the insertion of the lace (it can be tricky because of the curvy shape), but it’s not a problem if you know how to do that. For the lace insert, try to keep a smaller sewing allowance (on both the front piece of the dress and on the lace insert), then clip the sewing allowance of the dress in the curves before sewing the insert.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 02.54 PMby olac

    It’s lovely. Well done.

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