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caramel + chocolate lace dress. 9/2012

Added May 8, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I call this lace dress my choccie chip cookie dress as thats what the colours remind me of!, my friend loved this dress and asked me to make her something similiar. It took me a while to get the lace but then it was all systems go lol. Its been adjusted a bit and i used different sleeves. I had origionally cut it so the scalloped edge showed at the bottom but she then decided she wanted it shorter. I can always add the scallop later if she likes. All in all i like the dress and the main thing is my friend does as well .shes quite shy unlike me but i’ll try and get a pic of the finished dress on her I did manage to get some headless pixs oh her trying it on before completion lol x

Material Notes

caramel lace with a slight stretch and gorgeous chocolate jersey.


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    May 12, 2013, 03.44 PMby Madcinderella

    Fab top and fab dress, I love the lace fabric!

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    May 12, 2013, 06.07 AMby frederi

    This is a lovely dress and from the “in progress” pics it seems to fit your friend very well! The fabric is gorgeous and a beautiful color combi.

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      May 12, 2013, 08.16 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much frederi x

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    May 11, 2013, 11.05 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Yes, I also like the alterations you made. The dress is delicate and elegant :) xx

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      May 11, 2013, 11.06 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much cristina xx

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    May 10, 2013, 06.30 PMby zsyzu

    Very nice!

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      May 10, 2013, 07.32 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much xx

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    May 9, 2013, 05.29 AMby marloncosta

    beautiful work!

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      May 9, 2013, 07.53 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much marlon, what a lovely compliment xx

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    May 8, 2013, 07.31 PMby Irina Schwab

    oooo la la! chic!

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      May 8, 2013, 07.34 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you irina x

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    May 8, 2013, 04.11 PMby KristinaBerisha

    Just another great dress! Nice job Mary

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      May 8, 2013, 04.35 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you kristina, i just love making dresses and i think it shows lol x

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    May 8, 2013, 03.16 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Is it possible to be demure and sexy at the same time!?? I love the dress, the lace and the closer fit. Another winner Mary. I hope your friend will consent to a picture, headless or otherwise! x

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      May 8, 2013, 03.42 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks sleepy dumpling. i’m going to make sure i get a photo with her in it. I’d of had it on me but shes a lot narrower than me. she tried it on a few times for fittings and i knew it was going to look fab on her x

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    May 8, 2013, 02.59 PMby Angie H

    Carmel and chocolate…….yummy. pretty lace.

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      May 8, 2013, 03.44 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, the lace is indeed pretty. it had like a gold thread running through it which the light picks up . sonya my friend origonally wanted beige under the lace. u preferred the brown as it was richer looking. i made the beige and no one liked it so i won in the end lol x

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    May 8, 2013, 12.18 PMby Elena Perletti

    oh, just in time: my brother’s fiancee asked me to sew her a lace dress… and i haven’t any idea about the model! This one seams a good choiche! THANKS ;DD

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      May 8, 2013, 01.59 PMby Mary Athey

      it sews up really well and looks good when finished x

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    May 8, 2013, 12.01 PMby kisses

    Beautiful lace Mary….hope your friend like it and wear it well

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      May 8, 2013, 12.07 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, i liked the lace myself. well i picked it lol. theres not enough for a dress for me but i might squeeze a top out of the leftovers x

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    May 8, 2013, 11.49 AMby pamchar

    Beautiful dress, I love the color combo!

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      May 8, 2013, 12.07 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much pam. i can’t wait to see it on her now x

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    May 8, 2013, 11.32 AMby Mary Athey

    thank you liliv, i did sew it more fitted. my friend is very tall and slim and the origonal was sort of a line and did"nt suit her. x

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    May 8, 2013, 11.02 AMby liliv-1

    I like your version, did you make it more fitted?

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      May 8, 2013, 04.38 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks, i did quite a bit of altering to this dress. i lengthened the darts and made it fitted. I also changed the cap sleeves. the origonals where in two pieces which meant more seams so i just used a sleeve out of my sleeve folder x

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      May 8, 2013, 08.27 PMby liliv-1

      well, your alterations were very nice!

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      May 8, 2013, 08.53 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, it looked much nicer fitted x

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