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Sooty and Lacy

Added Sep 17, 2010

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






I made a blouse, using Butterick 4985, but with more ordinary sleeves. The taupe chiffon is printed with tiny “paper-crane” motifs in ink blue, and pre-shirred in these uneven black “radiowaves” that were slightly random to the extent they proved impossible to match up, well, c’est la vie. The collar is made out of black lace, leftover from a previous ball-dress project, and the sleeves are edged with black lace braid. The buttons are mis-shaped, grey and swirly.
The skirt is partly Vogue 7303, partly my own design. I made a lining using the Vogue pattern out of blue lining fabric, then pieced together some leftover black lace into an overskirt shape, and covered the joining seams by topstitching with black edging lace strips. The overskirt is attached to the “petticoat” at the waist. The hemline was cut to be uneven in handkerchief style and the strips of edging lace were left long and dangly, to add interest to the hemline.

Material Notes

printed and pre-shirred taupe chiffon, black lace, black lace edging, buttons
skirt; black lace, blue lining fabric, invisible zip, black lace edging




Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic, Victorian
Chiffon, Lace/Sequins

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    Oct 8, 2010, 12.28 PMby macoskrm

    The top looks like something from Anthro. I love it!

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    Sep 20, 2010, 10.02 AMby tasallison

    your sewing projects are mind blowing Carolyn….i love the textures and subtle colours in this outfit. i particularly love the skirt …i think becuase you have the height and figure it just shows the fabric off.

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      Sep 21, 2010, 04.32 AMby carolyn-s

      ooh, thankyou so much!

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    Sep 17, 2010, 07.17 AMby gillthecat

    hey miss, i kept wanting to ask you about that at club meeting but was too engrossed in frankenstein dress,, it looks fab what cool outfit, nice venu for photo too, well done you,, clever minx

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    Sep 17, 2010, 04.17 AMby ivorykohl

    I LOVE the skirt. I have never seen fabric like that in the shirt, I like it alot. Must have been a bit challenging to work with, but it fits nicely and looks great the way you used it.

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      Sep 21, 2010, 04.32 AMby carolyn-s

      thankyou! the fabric was a bit of a challenge…!

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