the trial run lace dress. burda 12/2002

Added May 22, 2013

by Mary Athey

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This patterns 11 years old but fabulous !!!!gorgeous lines on a dress don’t date. I love this dress pattern. Before i cut into my lovely black lace i decided to test run this pattern, its something i don’t normally do I usually just go for it and hope for the best lol. It works most times. Well the lace i used should’ve been red but it arrived a deep burgundy and i went yuk!!! the cream fabric is a heavy weight stretch cotton like fabric i bought loads of for a £1 a metre. I actually really like this dress now , I had the sleeves cut out for the dress but decided to go for the origonal pattern sleeveless version .. I made a a top out of scraps and added the sleeves though. x

Material Notes

jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Nov 7, 2013, 11.54 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Lovely dress. Is the bottom layer sewed to the lace? I would like to make something similar. Always wanted to own a lace dress.

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      Nov 8, 2013, 01.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you and yes the bottomsare sewn to gethet. It,’s really treated like one layer x

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    Jun 10, 2013, 04.23 PMby vinia789

    You look absolutely gorgeous……perfect fit.

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      Jun 10, 2013, 05.35 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much vinia, it must be the lighting lol x

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    Jun 5, 2013, 04.17 AMby marloncosta

    WOW! Sexy dress! U look dangerously happy wearing them ; ) ….. Nicely done!

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      Jun 5, 2013, 05.04 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for that lovely comment. it does put a smile on my face.I’m making teenie weenie dresses for my grandaughters at the moment. I could make ine for me faster as they’re so small but they,’re very cute x

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    May 31, 2013, 07.26 PMby Madcinderella

    Really sexy dress Mary and I love the lace fabric!

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      May 31, 2013, 07.52 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for the lovely comment. i’m glad i made it now x

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    May 28, 2013, 06.16 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Wow Mary, looking fabulous! Love ,love, love the dress. The colour is actually really gorgeous. Not bad for a mock up !!! :)

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      May 28, 2013, 08.35 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i ended up really loving it in the end lol x

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    May 26, 2013, 08.26 PMby Jolands

    Great dress. Love the lace.

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      May 26, 2013, 08.29 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely comment x

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    May 26, 2013, 03.07 PMby gimmeonekiss

    wow!

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      May 26, 2013, 04.36 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much x

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    May 26, 2013, 11.39 AMby metropolitanfrock

    This is hot fire Mary! Super fit.

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      May 26, 2013, 11.48 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    May 24, 2013, 11.46 PMby zsyzu

    This is very sexy Mary. I think you did a really nice job with this!

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      May 25, 2013, 05.10 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much xx

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    May 24, 2013, 05.47 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    I think the burgundy looks awesome! Love the pale lining to bring the pattern out. I see you made a heart cut-out for the top but I can’t see how it looks on the final top :(

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      May 24, 2013, 09.03 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i’ll pop the top on and get a picture taken.i put the heart low as i did’nt want my bra showing lol. i just tried something different. I was left with the lace sleeves as i did’nt want two identical dresses. I then decided to make a quick top out of scraps and use the sleeves.when i use a dress pattern more than once i always slightly alter the second one.x

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    May 24, 2013, 03.15 PMby auroras-y-sirenas

    Wow, very elegant, I like the cream lining! And the fit is perfect, you look gorgeous!!! Your cat is so cute and fluffy :) But he may have superpowers as he has laser eyes! :D xx

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      May 24, 2013, 05.07 PMby Mary Athey

      lol and thanks, thats fizz my we deaf cat. he’s an indoor cat because of his deafness and spoiled rotten. his eyes always go like that with the camera flash lol x

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    May 23, 2013, 10.15 PMby annie-s-1

    This dress is gorgeous and very flattering. Love the cream underlay with the lace and the shoes are perfect. Enjoy wearing your lovely outfit. X

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      May 24, 2013, 05.06 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much annie, its lovely when a project turns out better than expected. i actually thought the lace was hideous when it arrived from ebay and it lay in my stash unloved and unwanted lol . i thought it was the perfect choice then to see what this pattern sewed up like. i love it now as it turned out well x

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    May 23, 2013, 06.46 PMby saxsilverain

    the dress looks so gorgeous on you! love everything about it, especially the fact that you used brighter-coloured lining to show the lace better. if this is ‘only’ your trial run dress, i’m sure you’ll have no problem sewing the real one! (in fact, perhaps you should stick to your usual way of just going for the real deal right away and hoping for the best, LOL! i do that too, all the time!)

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      May 23, 2013, 07.37 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i hate making something that i’ll probably not wear and i never make a muslin. i did’nt like either one of these fabrics but they looked ok to.gether so i tore ahead and i’m glad i did lol x

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    May 23, 2013, 04.39 PMby frederi

    very nice dress and you look very pretty in it!

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      May 23, 2013, 05.08 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    May 23, 2013, 04.22 PMby cris orange

    you look radiant in this dress, mary!

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      May 23, 2013, 05.09 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks cris, i think it was finding out i’d lost some weight. i was so thrilled x

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    May 23, 2013, 03.58 PMby leokadia

    du bist sehr fleißig an der nähmaschine, toll! geht mir grad ebenso … tolles kleid!

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      May 23, 2013, 05.21 PMby Mary Athey

      hallo leokadia, alle freizeit ich habe, zu nahen. i sehr schnell nahen, wie ich in den fabriken jahren gesrbeitut und man musste schnell arbeiten oder sie nicht bezahlt lol x

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    May 23, 2013, 03.13 PMby kisses

    Gorgeous dress Mary and you look hot in it. Love the shoes

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      May 23, 2013, 04.09 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, i love my shoes. these go lovely with the dredd. i love the dress now x

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    May 23, 2013, 10.39 AMby liliv-1

    Great dress, the lace looks brighter with the creamfabric underneath …. very clever combination. I love the top as well…I see you use the scraps immediately after: this is a good way not to stash scraps;)

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      May 23, 2013, 11.32 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks liliv. i’ve only recently started using up my scraps. i have storage boxes full of leftover fabric. i love using them up now and making tops is a fun way if doing this. i really surprised myself with this dress, i went from hating the fabric to loving the dress lol x

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      May 23, 2013, 01.25 PMby liliv-1

      This has happened to me too many times dear!

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    May 23, 2013, 10.37 AMby Angie H

    I know what you mean about going for it and hoping for the best – I do that too . :} Your dress turned out very well so your extra effort was well spent. congrats on your weight loss. you look great!
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      May 23, 2013, 11.34 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, its great getting a bit if weight of. i was getting so lazy taking lifts everywhere so i went back to walking which now i’m fitter i enjoy lol. i did’nt enjoy it so much when i was huffing and puffing up the road to work in the mornings lol. ine more stone and i’ll be happy x

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    May 23, 2013, 09.16 AMby Helguchi

    So elegant and stylish! And the fit is great because you look spectacular, Mary.

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      May 23, 2013, 10.14 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much and what a lovely compliment. x

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    May 23, 2013, 07.28 AMby camis

    Very nice dress. I like the contrast between the lace and the cream fabric.

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      May 23, 2013, 07.45 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i really did’nt like either fabric but i love it now x

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    May 23, 2013, 05.21 AMby pamchar

    Sexy Mama! You look amazing in that dress!

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      May 23, 2013, 05.24 AMby Mary Athey

      awww thank you so much. i’ve lost 3lbs since last week so i’m very happy. i added the top i made out of the scraps. I hate to waste any fabric lol x

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      May 23, 2013, 10.45 PMby pamchar

      The top is cute too! Love the heart!

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      May 24, 2013, 07.08 AMby Mary Athey

      sorry for hitting the wrong button. i meant to hit the reply button. i love using up the leftover fabric and making tops is a great wsy of doing that xx

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    May 23, 2013, 01.53 AMby rita61

    Very stylish!!!!!

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      May 23, 2013, 05.18 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, sorry about hitting the inappropuate thing. i do it all the time as its right next th the reply one x

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    May 23, 2013, 01.48 AMby ctharp

    Beautiful dress Mary!!

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      May 23, 2013, 05.18 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much x

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    May 23, 2013, 01.31 AMby Moimisie

    Wow Mary! You look great….

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      May 23, 2013, 05.18 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your lovely words x

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