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Night Out With The Girls Black Lace Dress

Added Jan 29, 2010

by usherwoodc

Belper, United K...






Black Lace Dress made using jersey cotton lining and stretchy lace. I took a day off work to chill out and ended up making this. I’m over the moon with how it turned out and will be wearing it tonight for cocktails :-D

Material Notes

Black Jersey Cotton

Black Stretch Lace




Garment Type

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    Feb 20, 2010, 02.30 AMby marylou86

    This is really beautiful, I love the sleeve length and it looks so pretty in lace!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 12.39 PMby usherwoodc

    Thank you :-D I had heard that lace was really hard to sew with, however I found it okay. I used a very tight straight stitch on the lace which I went over twice along twice followed by zip zag to stop any fraying, although with the stretch lace I didn’t find that a problem. I was lucky in that I used the pretty selvedge as the bottom so no need for a hem, and the material had quite thick flowery bits in the lace which meant that it was like sewing on normal fabric in parts. The only trouble I ran into was when I made a mistake on the arms which I found hard and as a result I had to un-stitch… I could barely see the thread! I also used thick very old black thread which I inherited from my great aunt when she passed.

    It was great fun to make I definitely want to carry on making more dresses!

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    Jan 29, 2010, 06.01 PMby dorawarren

    that’s really cute. great job

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