Ivory Lace Dress

Added Sep 23, 2011

by G-A-

Oxford, United K...

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Description

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

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Lace/Sequins, Satin

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  • _mg_9130_large

    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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