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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!

Material Notes

white synthetic cross wise stretch lace dress fabric with silver thread highlights and a vertical pattern.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Lace/Sequins, Organza, Rayon

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    Nov 18, 2014, 04.46 AMby nadia r

    glad to finally sew this dress the second time round, without problems…. as long as the lace isn’t too cheap lol! i looooove burda’s version of this dress, its so pretty x

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    Oct 15, 2014, 02.19 AMby Bridget Mitchellette

    Beautiful dress, love the fabric too!

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      Nov 10, 2014, 07.09 AMby nadia r

      thank you… i’m working on a replacement version of this dress as we speak lol … its turning out much improved this time round too :D

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    Aug 12, 2014, 11.26 AMby aletoro

    Nadia, it looks great. I found this tutorial and thought I could share with you. I have not worked with lace cause I’m not really ready for the challenge! :)

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      Aug 14, 2014, 03.53 AMby nadia r

      thanks so much doll. this tutorial is very helpful. stretch lace certainly is a very tricky material to work with! x

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    Aug 7, 2014, 01.15 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, very sexy, I love the lace!

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      Aug 8, 2014, 12.58 PMby nadia r

      thanks heaps honey. i know for next time how to sew the stuff now lol :P

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    Aug 7, 2014, 07.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have manage very well Nadia, and it looks beautiful on you! So now you can enjoy it on the beach :-)

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      Aug 8, 2014, 12.57 PMby nadia r

      thanks so much hon. i’m glad i’m done, i couldn’t control this fabric lol! x

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