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Pete dress

Added Dec 19, 2008

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






i saw a black lace shirt dress in the shop for $300 dollars and i thought ‘its almost a recession and i can sew!’ so off i went to lincraft and $16 dollars later i have the exact same dress! I LOVE SEWING!!! =)

i also followed a tip from verypurpleperson and incorperated the selvedge into the hem, also saving on thread! i cut the pattern at x-large and all up the dress took about 1 hour to make – happiness!

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Black lace, thread






recession style budgeting


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    Sep 11, 2012, 09.34 PMby laurertheexplorer

    thanks for the inspiration, i think i’m going to try it in a flannel, its getting cool outside!!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 08.33 PMby kylieburrowes

    so, i was very inspired by this idea and made a white one for my sister!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 05.13 PMby kylieburrowes

    i love everything about this! what a great dress and outfit.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 08.20 AMby swingtag

    Isn’t it great how we can make clothes at a fraction of the price for a similar designer outfit. It looks great on you.

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    Aug 12, 2009, 07.53 PMby wzrdreams

    LOVE this! Great job. Now I have an idea for some black knit lace in my stash.

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    Dec 25, 2008, 03.16 PMby justmica

    This is gorgeous!!!!

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    Dec 22, 2008, 01.34 PMby Noel Laws

    I really like this alot! So cute and lace is so in right now.

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    Dec 22, 2008, 07.19 AMby stellaamour

    wow ,,what a light beautifull lace triming! I was wondering about what should I do for this.that is great idea ,thank you.

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    Dec 20, 2008, 10.39 PMby milliesewly

    veery nice. i was thinking the same size, but graphite colored sequined fabric (not stretchy) with an extra, extra-large top buttoned peephole on the back.. maybe lined and trimmed with jersey…. IM GOING TO TRY THIS!! thank you!

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    Dec 19, 2008, 07.15 AMby marlorcor

    so pretty, and it looks really comfy! great idea.

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    Dec 19, 2008, 06.55 AMby mandicoulter

    it’s pretty!! i like the size and shape!

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    Dec 19, 2008, 02.31 AMby emlj

    wow I LOVE this! Yeah lace dresses are in all the shops but soo expensive, nice job!

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    Dec 19, 2008, 01.43 AMby ghainskom

    a clever dress, in many ways!

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