Chuck's red lace dress

Added Jan 15, 2013

by tassadit

Brussels, Belgium

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A holiday dress inspired by the one Chuck is wearing in the promo shoot for the series Pushing Daisies.
I used a Burda (magazine) pattern whose neckline, sleeves and skirt I modified. The dress is red lace underlined with a silk/cotton blend and lined with acetate.
My dress isn’t a cloned version of my inspiration: I chose to highlight the scalloped edge of the lace by letting it hang a little longer at the hemline and I left out the burgundy velvet ribbon belt (for fear of having to wear nothing but burgundy with the dress. Anyone else suffering from the same syndrom?). Also, knowing I would wear the dress on Christmas Eve, I allowed for a little more ease than the original so that I could eat (and breathe!) plenty. Oh, and I added pockets because, well, pockets!

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Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends, Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Jul 24, 2013, 09.54 PMby fastidiouscat

    Wow, this dress is gorgeous! And I love your photos too :)

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      Jul 25, 2013, 06.56 AMby tassadit

      Thank you so much! :-)

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    Jan 19, 2013, 09.55 PMby Fletcher & Fenn

    absolutely lovely. great job!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 09.55 PMby Fletcher & Fenn

    absolutely lovely. great job!

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    Jan 16, 2013, 12.10 PMby tassadit

    Thanks everyone! :-)

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    Jan 16, 2013, 07.00 AMby prettysewinggirl

    wow… something different, its beautiful :) super well done!!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.14 PMby claudinka

    This is just beautiful!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 07.47 PMby kess

    WOOOWWW this is amazing! How difficult was it to underline the lace?

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      Jan 16, 2013, 12.15 PMby tassadit

      Thanks!
      Underlining the lace was not that difficult: the lace, which has a little bit of stretch to it, had more of a tendency to shift against the silk blend than, say, cotton, but with careful (machine) basting it went without a hitch.

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    Jan 15, 2013, 05.05 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress and.i love.your photo story x

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    Jan 15, 2013, 03.05 PMby Inga 888

    This is a nice pattern, and great fabric choice too :)

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