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Ivory Lace Dress

Added Sep 23, 2011

by G-A-

Oxford, United K...






This is the dress I am most proud of so far. It’s made of a lace remnant (synthetic unfortunately) and ivory satin as an underlay. I really looked for inspiration everywhere (see last picture) and in the end, I have used a popular Burda Magazine pattern, but modified it quite a lot:

1. I changed the neckline to a much higher one but I only cut the underlay above the bust and have used French seams at the shoulders so it would be barely visible
2. I changed the skirt which was gathered to an A-line skirt with pleats.
3. I have added a little keyhole with a pearl button at the back
4. I have bias-lined by hand the neckline, the keyhole and the armholes

I am so glad I did it, I was a bit scared but sewing lace is not as hard as I thought. Hope you like it!

Material Notes

synthetic lace, synthetic or blend sateen, invisible zipper, pear button, piece of ribbon as loop




Garment Type
Lace/Sequins, Satin

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    Apr 4, 2012, 12.56 AMby wildcatspow

    Gorgeous! I love this!

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Apr 5, 2012, 09.23 PMby G-A-

      Thank you!

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    Feb 25, 2012, 10.06 PMby alohaselki1

    i love this variation! is there any way you can post a pattern tutorial for it????

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Feb 26, 2012, 10.18 PMby G-A-

      Thanks! I am pretty busy at the moment, but I’ll try to make one in the future. Mostly, I underlined the lace almost everywhere and changed the neckline a bit, as well as the skirt (it was actually very easy, two 3cm pleats on each side, one of which corresponding to the dart in the bodice and a slightly A-line for the rest).

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    Feb 25, 2012, 07.27 PMby robynemde

    This is really beautiful! I love the keyhole and bias tape, and the pleated skirt is a great variation!

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Feb 25, 2012, 09.35 PMby G-A-

      Thank you very much, I am so happy these details are appreciated

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    Sep 25, 2011, 11.23 PMby Kathy Lamont

    love love love this! its so beautiful

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 30, 2011, 09.27 PMby G-A-

      thanks thanks thanks!

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    Sep 25, 2011, 10.21 PMby BeYou TiFul

    beautiful and very well done!

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      Sep 30, 2011, 09.27 PMby G-A-

      thanks a lot, it was a lot of work and patience but not difficult

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    Sep 25, 2011, 09.47 AMby Rikki Cade Battle

    wow this is a really beautiful dress, i love it.

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 30, 2011, 09.26 PMby G-A-

      :) thanks

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    Sep 23, 2011, 09.01 PMby madyb

    this is wonderful!Great job!

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 30, 2011, 09.26 PMby G-A-

      I am glad you think so! Txs

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    Sep 23, 2011, 06.06 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, I am in love with this, seriously! this is amazing (:

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 23, 2011, 06.17 PMby G-A-

      Thanks :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 04.14 PMby Lolibraun

    I am impressed!

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 23, 2011, 04.24 PMby G-A-

      Thank you!

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    Sep 23, 2011, 04.14 PMby kihli

    So pretty! I like your version much more than the original!

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 23, 2011, 04.24 PMby G-A-

      oh, what a great compliment. Thanks a lot :)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 03.50 PMby Mai-der

    So lovely!!!! Great job!

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    • Bulles-bleues_large

      Sep 23, 2011, 05.44 PMby G-A-

      Thanks. I wanted something which did not look wedding-y or curtain-y :) I’m happy you like it.

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