Added Aug 24, 2013
by Amy Thomas
Leeds, United Ki...
I really enjoyed working with a pattern designed for lace as previously I’ve just tried to adapt patterns with mixed results. I used a complimentary colour crepe for the lace underlining and a cotton in the closest shade possible for my bodice lining. I also managed to find a coordinating invisible zipper too (SCORE!).
I am super stoked with the results of my lace matching.
There were a couple of rounds of muslins to nail the fit of the pattern. First to shorten the bodice, but then I had to readjust a little to get the collar to sit at the right place on my neck (it’s weird not having shoulder seams to guide you).
Read more about this dress on the blog: http://almondrock.co.uk/simplicity-1755-the-red-lace-birthday-dress/
Maroon lace from Birmingham Rag Market, Wine coloured crepe from Abakhans and cotton lining from Leeds market
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