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"BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013" cut out lace...

Added Feb 14, 2013

by mahaila

Berlin, Germany






Lately, I have been wanting to experiment and push myself in terms of creating some interesting looks. I have been inspired by the laser cut lace style dresses that have been around for the past year or so and thought that I would do my own version of it. So when I saw the Jamie Shift Dress pattern, I knew that it would be perfect fot this lace cut technique.
1. The first step was to cut out the shift dress pattern with tulle.
2. Designed and adapted a jacquard style pattern for this particular dress.
3. Created a stencil and traced the pattern onto the black fabric
4. Carefully cut out the jacquard pattern and sewed the darts on both fabrics (tulle & black fabric)
5. After it was all cut out, I matched the darts on the tulle and black then pinned it all.
6. Sewed the cut out piece onto the tulle. That is the front section done.
7. The back is an inverted version of the front, so I arranged the cut out pieces on the back tulle piece.
8. Pinned and sewed the back pieces on.
9. Sewed front and back pieces together and finished edges (e.g. neckline)
10. Utilised the Jamie Shift Dress pattern to make the under garment with a soft coloured chiffon

11. Photo taking time! Luckily it had snowed lightly the other day, so we thought that it would be a good idea to bear the cold and take photos amongst the white surroundings! Unfortunately I couldn’t get our usual images from film ready in time, so we had to rely on the few digital images that we had taken. The film one’s will hopefully be ready soon:) Fickle Sense

Material Notes

Tulle & Light woven blend & chiffon




Garment Type
Blends, Tulle

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    Feb 14, 2013, 11.28 PMby schnui

    This dress is one of the most creative and beautiful dresses that I have seen on BurdaStyle. Congratulations, your dress is truly beautiful and the challenge you set yourself has really paid off. I love it.

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      Feb 18, 2013, 07.14 PMby mahaila

      Thanks so very much for this beautiful comment. I was so happy to read it. Thanks! The dress was worth all of the hard work.

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