Simplicity 1755 – The Red Lace Birthday dress

Added Aug 24, 2013

by Amy Thomas

Leeds, United Ki...

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Description

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/

Material Notes

Maroon lace from Birmingham Rag Market, Wine coloured crepe from Abakhans and cotton lining from Leeds market

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Lace/Sequins

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.18 PMby tejka

    very cute dress.

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    Aug 25, 2013, 08.44 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very beautiful dress and well-made. It suits you – you look very nice in it.

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      Aug 27, 2013, 11.57 AMby Amy Thomas

      Aww thank you!

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    Aug 24, 2013, 11.05 PMby becprentis

    Looks smashing!

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      Aug 27, 2013, 11.57 AMby Amy Thomas

      Thanks very much!

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    Aug 24, 2013, 09.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wonderful dress! :)

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    Aug 24, 2013, 08.51 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    The dress is gorgeous. I love the neckline.

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      Aug 27, 2013, 11.57 AMby Amy Thomas

      Thanks me too :)

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    Aug 24, 2013, 04.12 PMby liliv-1

    Great fabric, pattern, color, fit!

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      Aug 27, 2013, 11.57 AMby Amy Thomas

      Awww thanks!

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    Aug 24, 2013, 02.53 PMby Fantasywriter

    This is a very cute dress.

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    Aug 24, 2013, 12.52 PMby Mbaliyethu

    Love your dress,at first I thought it was brocade fabric or is it?i bought about 6 simplicity patterns yesterday from their sale and I still need more,your dress is simply stunning

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      Aug 27, 2013, 11.58 AMby Amy Thomas

      Thank you! It’s definitely lace with an underlining but I bet a brocade would work wonderfully!

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    Aug 24, 2013, 12.36 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love everything about this, its just stunning x

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      Aug 27, 2013, 11.58 AMby Amy Thomas

      Thanks very much!

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