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Altered Lace Shift Dress

Added Mar 22, 2013

by bkkmom

Bangkok, Thailand






The original pattern is from a Japanese sewing magazine (Female, 1998). I altered the neckline and shortened the dress length. The trimmings run along the selvage edges of the fabric. I positioned them at the dress and sleeves hem which saved me a lot of work!

Material Notes

Light cotton fabric with lace trimming on the selvage. It also has cream flowers sewn all over it. I dom’t know what it is technically called. Zipper, preferably invisible kind.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Apr 9, 2013, 08.57 AMby BrittStitches

    so beautiful!

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    Mar 28, 2013, 01.41 AMby Smizener

    Wow! Nice style, beautiful garment.

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    Mar 25, 2013, 07.36 PMby neveenkarnes

    this is adorable and one of a kind. I love it

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    Mar 24, 2013, 08.43 PMby aeira

    what a cute dress !

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    Mar 24, 2013, 04.47 PMby bkkmom

    Thank you for all the nice comments!

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    Mar 24, 2013, 09.51 AMby noo222

    Really beautiful! Great job.

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    Mar 23, 2013, 03.25 PMby eliseanna

    Oh my goodness could this be any more beautiful?! Wow, love it.

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    Mar 23, 2013, 12.25 PMby Kovu

    your dress is so pretty, and that zipper pull is geniuses!

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    Mar 22, 2013, 11.52 PMby schnui

    Beautiful and so elegant.

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    Mar 22, 2013, 11.33 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous and so is your fabric x

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    Mar 22, 2013, 11.23 PMby SewNotWork

    Beautiful!! How did you do zipper pull?

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      Mar 24, 2013, 03.30 PMby bkkmom

      Thank you! I cut out 2 pieces of the flower trim thingy, and sew it over the zipper pull.

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    Mar 22, 2013, 07.07 PMby chillwear

    WOW just beautiful!

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    Mar 22, 2013, 06.17 PMby dvinare

    very nice dress, it looks gorgeous on you!

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    Mar 22, 2013, 04.22 PMby lentretemps

    Very beautiful dress. I think your version is prettier than in the book too.

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    Mar 22, 2013, 02.44 PMby mry

    This is very beatutiful! I like your version much better than the one in the book.

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