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My Lancey

Added Apr 10, 2011

by curdis

Perth, Australia






This dress is developed from an old pleated skirt that I bought from an op shop near my home some time ago. I never wore the skirt and decided to turn it into something else. Lancey dress pattern seemed to be a perfect fit, mainly because of the pleated skirt bit, that I already had. I only needed to find the right bodice fabric – the right colour that would match with the skirt. It took me a long time to find one. There was nothing similar in the local fabric stores. So I took the skirt with me when I went overseas for christmas. I did manage to find a very close match there and was able to finish the dress finally. I am pretty happy with the outcome and recommend Lancey pattern to anyone.

Material Notes

Ployester and a zipper (small one on the side).




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Other, Polyester

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    Apr 11, 2011, 08.41 AMby u120418

    You could never tell that the fabric was different! This is really nice!

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    Apr 11, 2011, 07.52 AMby apfelbluete

    its very beatiful dress! great job!

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    Apr 11, 2011, 12.04 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    What a great way to get around having to do all those pleats, good thinking! The fabric match is perfect, I’d never have guessed. I’ve had this dress on my list for a while, I’d like to give it a go soon.

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    Apr 10, 2011, 11.16 PMby peaches2218

    You did a wonderful job matching the skirt. I would never have guessed they weren’t originally from the same fabric. This dress is really cute. I’ve been looking for a wrap-dress pattern recently, and somehow I had managed to miss this one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 08.29 PMby freakusbzzz

    This is lovely, far better than the original pattern… yours is nicely fitted. I would makle this now, but didnt think the burdastyle version looked very nice.

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    Apr 10, 2011, 06.52 PMby Natasha Venzke

    That’s a great colour, it looks so luxurious

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    Apr 10, 2011, 05.47 PMby harmony758

    This is fabulous! I would never have guessed you pieced it together form an already-existing skirt.

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    Apr 10, 2011, 05.31 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Are you kidding me?! This dress is stunning!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 04.33 PMby frankiesoup

    I love this! The colour is stunning and the cut is just glorious!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 04.19 PMby Marina von Koenig

    gorgeous dress!!! great job! I am not in love with the belt though – it just doesn’t look as polished as the rest of the dress – but it is just an opinion :-)

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    Apr 10, 2011, 04.11 PMby turtlegirl00

    I think this is beautiful!! way to go!

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