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Belted Dress with Lace Trim – Burdastyle 6/2010 #122

This fine vintage shirting cotton, which I’d subtly dyed with leftover dye a few years ago, was puckering during much of the sewing, I did change to a finer needle though. I didn’t use a purchased lace trim with a border, but had just cut out strips of vintage lace using a ruler lol. I had exactly enough of both the cotton shirting and the lace for the inserts. I messed up my first go at attaching the inserts, as I did not baste them in place first as stated, I just pinned then and they went wonky. A few days later I redid them much straighter, and also decided to stitch thin ribbon along the lace edges, to make them visually tidy and even in width. Glad I learnt a new technique: how to attach inset lace, and also how make belt loops using thread. The hem somehow ended up a wee bit shorter though lol.

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