Stretch Lace Beach Maxi Dress
Added Aug 7, 2014
by nadia r
Auckland, New Ze...
Long Sleeved Jersey Dress – BurdaStyle 07/2011 #103
I have been learning so much about the nature of lace! I sewed two versions of this dress, because I messed up the first attempt which was sewn using 4-way stretch lace. While it had a pretty floral pattern and a soft feel, that lace was on the extremely stretchy scale, and was probably suited more for making leggings. I found it to be the most difficult fabric I’ve tried sewing with, as it moved everywhere, and curled at every hem and seam. For my replacement version of this dress I used a synthetic but stable 2-way (width wise) stretch lace, which was on sale. Sewing it was a cinch this time, and I opted to hem all the edges. The dress feels roomy and soft from the wrong/inner side, however there are silver thread highlights woven in on the right/outer side. If the inner joining seams feel at all itchy against the skin, I may need to bind them. Btw, it is definitely dress fabric and wasn’t in the curtaining section of the store, lol!
white synthetic cross wise stretch lace dress fabric with silver thread highlights and a vertical pattern.