Vintage Remake: 60s Lace Dress

Added Oct 4, 2010

by emlynn

Halifax, Canada

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Description

One of my favourite dresses of all time is a orange lace dress from the sixties that my mom probably thrifted thirty years ago. I wear it sparingly since the lace has started weaken and rip more easily. One day at the fabric store, I saw the same lace in blue and decided to remake it. They didn’t have any lining in the exact same blue, but I decided that the periwinkle tone really brought out the pattern in the blue lace more. I made bias tape out of the lining to use as trim around the neck and armholes. When I finished it, my aunt said I looked like a bridesmaid from the 70s (in a good way I hope!). There is a zipper down the back and I have included a photo of the original dress so you guys can see!

Material Notes

Polyester lace, polyester lining.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Classic, Other, Vintage
Material
Lace/Sequins, Polyester

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    Jan 3, 2011, 06.19 AMby squiddlepop

    Wow…this is so cute. I love the dress and the lace looks so cool.

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    Oct 4, 2010, 02.58 PMby kihli

    Wow, such a cool dress!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.40 AMby solsticefire

    Really Cute!! You did a great job! I love the original dress too!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 01.54 AMby lizajane09

    It’s lovely! I really the shape. Did you use a pattern?

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      Oct 4, 2010, 02.02 AMby emlynn

      Thanks for the comment! No, I didn’t use an existing pattern, I made one using measurements from the vintage dress and then altered it along the way.

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