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The "Slow and Steady" Dress

Added Sep 5, 2011

by sewweekly

San Francisco, C...






After I had the lace dyed, I constructed the Eclair skirt out of a cotton sheet that I had also dyed pink. I left one side unstitched and then started the lace-stitching process. It wasn’t complicated, just a bit repetitive. But a good sort of zen repetitive.

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Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Sep 11, 2011, 12.43 PMby trploceanmoon

    I love love LOVE this dress! So feminine! Great job!

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    Sep 10, 2011, 12.38 AMby fifilina

    stunning! must feel so good to wear it

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    Sep 7, 2011, 08.52 PMby lala86


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    Sep 7, 2011, 06.42 AMby jwick5

    This dress is amazing! It is like a beautiful confection- so sweet. I love the idea of dyeing the lace. I have tried some dyeing techniques, but nothing has ever turned out like this. I may just need to try something like this- but maybe just skirt. i do not know if I am as ambitious as you.

    PS i love the spinning photo- I tried to take a photo like it, but it just made me dizzy and then I fell over!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 09.59 PMby flowergirl22

    wow,, amaizing

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    Sep 6, 2011, 03.35 PMby zilredloh

    This dress is truly amazing!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 02.41 AMby JuliaBobbin

    Oh my goodness I’m in LOVE! My heart rate is accelerating, I simply must make a version of this. STUNNING!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 11.42 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Noooo way!!! This is fantastic! I can’t believe you did this row by row. Amazing work, congrats for your patience.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 08.11 PMby nidhi

    so pretty pretty pretty…!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 07.29 PMby mojo elgin

    WoW! What a pretty dress! All the time… Did you dye the lace yourself? It’s gorgeous! How did you finish the neckline and armhole edges? Wow, again!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 05.00 PMby Lucha Suarez

    JUst Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a work of art!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 04.56 PMby Natasha Venzke

    This is amazingly beautiful

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    Sep 5, 2011, 04.37 PMby tirrs

    wow, this is beautifull!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 03.16 PMby melonhead

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! I can’t even tell you how much I’m in LOVE with this dress!! So beautiful!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 02.49 PMby tungufoss

    Simply beautiful! LOVE IT!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 01.49 PMby Nickiejc

    Hi, I have seen that done also with handmade bias binding but I love your beautifully petally…petal like, petalesque(?!) effect with lace. How ever many metres did you use? As I love hand hemming circle skirts I think I might enjoy that kind of repetitive too! Very, very lovely.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 12.16 PMby suzetewilliams

    Wow! This dress is fabulous!!!! How many hours did that take you? I am sure you are very proud of yourself as you should be. I don’t usually like pink, but I actually love the different tones of it on this dress. Love your hair and accessories too. Brilliant project to see on Monday! Great job!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 11.41 AMby natfraga


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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.53 AMby Yuki M

    Amazingly beautiful !! You are wearing a flower.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.34 AMby Denim Skirts Etc

    A beautiful dress. The contrast between the simple lines of the pattern and the lace is perfect!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.17 AMby jadeloli

    That is amazing, good work.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 09.03 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i cant believe u sewed on alllll that lace. fantastic! i have always wanted to do that but lace is so expensive. did it cost u a fortune? what great commitment you have

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      Sep 5, 2011, 02.17 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      p.s. you have no idea what you just inspired

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    Sep 5, 2011, 08.49 AMby lizah

    WOW!!! This is so pretty, you made an amazing work!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 08.47 AMby libra-s

    Such a pretty dress! Great job!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 08.27 AMby Heleen de Haan

    lovely… :)

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    Sep 5, 2011, 07.25 AMby robygiup

    How patient you are!!! And the result is great! :)

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    Sep 5, 2011, 07.19 AMby loulourosa

    Wow, so much work, but an extremely good result, it’s a lovely dress, thanks for charing this information!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 06.59 AMby ghainskom

    Looks like a lot ot work. Looks great and so sweet! Perfect for the upcoming “Think pink” month!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 06.53 AMby emalamb900

    This dress is amazing. Really love the colour and shape

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    Sep 5, 2011, 06.50 AMby mollykatherine

    My golly, this is the most beautiful dress i have EVER seen! I’m so impressed by your patience and perseverance, it was so utterly worth it!!

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