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Bernina 3 Series: Mix n' Match Glitter & Lace!

Added Nov 24, 2010

by nutmeg1

Queens, New York...






This is the first BurdaStyle competition I’ve entered and I’m pretty excited!

My inspiration came from Madonna in the 80’s after my friend dressed up as her so perfectly for Halloween, and from all of the 80’s revival fashions I’ve seen at the mall lately that I knew I could make for much less.

I used two revived 80’s trends, glitter and lace, and made 5 pieces that could be mixed and matched into 4 different outfits. The color gold is also a great choice for parties this year. You could go to several parties with just this one ensemble and not look the same twice!

There are 3 tank tops: one in stretch glitter fabric, one in plain cream jersey and on in cream stretch lace.

There are two skirts: one in lace bubble tiers with a cotton underskirt, one with two layers of stretchy glitter mesh and a chiffon underskirt.

Both skirts have wide elastic waistbands.

The neat thing about this project was how I got the look I wanted for the glittery skirt. The ‘right’ side of the fabric was atrocious, with it’s poorly colored gold dots, and the reverse side was kind of boring with its silver dots. However, if you turn the fabric in on itself, you get the reverse side of the silver showing, mixed with the gold poking through the mesh. It looks great that way!

I had fun styling these outfits in different ways. I made the flower clip from something I found at JoAnn’s, and the bow headband is just a scrap from the glittery skirt. I accessorized with some vintage jewelry from my stash :)

Thanks for looking!




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Rock, Romantic, Vintage
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Tulle

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    Dec 18, 2010, 08.26 AMby tine94

    This is really great! I’m definitely not a fan of the 80’s but this makes me think again. I really liked the layered lace skirt. Was the lace hard to work with. and would you be able to tell me where to get a pattern for a tank top like that?

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      Jan 9, 2011, 04.02 PMby nutmeg1

      Thanks! The stretch lace wasn’t too bad to work with, just use a zig zag stitch or stretch stitch. The worst part about it was that when I did my narrow hem it wasn’t straight because it kind of molded itself around the shape of the flowers instead of staying in a straight line (hope that makes sense). The tank top pattern came from a regular tank top I bought in a store. I just laid in on top of my fabric and cut around it! :)

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      Jan 10, 2011, 07.43 AMby tine94

      Ah ok, i found myself some stretchy lace yay! and im trying to find something to make with it that i will actually wear. I shall try out the zig zag stitch. Thank you. :D

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      Jan 22, 2011, 03.48 PMby nutmeg1

      Great! Best wishes! Can’t wait to see what you make with it! :)

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