White Lace for Summer

Added Mar 9, 2010

by jojoconstance

Wellington, New ...

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Description

We’re approaching the end of our summer in the southern hemisphere, but I thought I’d make the most of what’s left to make and wear pretty summer frocks. This one is made from a vintage pattern, the View A to be precise. I got it off Trademe and tested out in mint green dupion silk (more on that later!).

The only real change I made to the pattern in the end was to replace the zipper opening with a facing and button closure, and I took some fullness out of the skirt – not by choice, I just ran out of fabric! Don’t you hate it what that happens?

Blogged about it here:
http://thesilkfutures.blogspot.com/2010/03/doily-dress.html

Material Notes

White poly-cotton netting with embroidered flowers, cotton facings, assorted white plastic buttons.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Chiffon, Cotton

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    Mar 10, 2010, 07.20 PMby minnietheminks

    Wow, I saw you in this dress, on Sunday I was waiting at the lights to cross the road in front of the Beehive and I saw a girl in a very pretty lace dress, twas you! It caught my eye, well done a fantastic dress!

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      Mar 10, 2010, 08.52 PMby jojoconstance

      Wow how funny – that was definitely me I was on my way home. Wellington can be a village sometimes! Thank you!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 06.05 PMby lucysjewels

    wonderful dress! love your fabric choice!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 01.32 PMby missy64

    It’s lovely! I have a vintage McCall’s pattern that looks exactly like this, now I’m inspired to try it!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 05.45 AMby jojoconstance

    Thanks guys! such lovely comments from you :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 03.02 PMby zickzack

    A very beautiful dress!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 01.13 PMby ichigogirl

    It’s oh so pretty! And the light in the pictures is fabulous…

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    Mar 9, 2010, 06.51 AMby elaine-bin

    Lovely dress, well done !!!!!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 03.13 AMby olystyrene

    That looks just gorgeous!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 12.31 AMby bbug59

    Very nicely done!

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