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Coffee Lace Dress

Added Feb 18, 2014

by chillwear

Cameron Park, Ca...






I used McCalls pattern 6833. Not sure what I thought when I got myself into this project, the dress required underling, lining and tulle which makes it very structured. I’m pretty sure this dress could stand up by itself. You could leave out the underlining and tulle depending how much volume you want the skirt to have. The fit is perfect on this dress. I had a very limited selection when I set out to find lace in a gold or taupe color to match the dress fabric. All I could find was a cotton cream color lace at a small trim store. I used coffee to dye the lace and it turned out pretty well. If you make this dress and follow all the extra detail work be sure to bring your patience you’ll need it. Looking forward to spring so I can wear it.

Material Notes

Brocade (Triad Plus Fabrics), lining, underlining, zipper, tulle & thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 5, 2015, 02.08 AMby slmnstyle

    So pretty! It turned out very well. I hope you’ve been able to wear and enjoy it!

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    Feb 20, 2014, 12.01 PMby libra-s

    Fabric, design and execution are great!

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    Feb 20, 2014, 01.14 AMby Ximena Cuenca


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    Feb 19, 2014, 08.46 PMby ArcticFoxx

    I like it!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 08.38 PMby Carien Dolittle

    Fit for a princess!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 08.03 PMby liesielove


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    Feb 19, 2014, 01.49 AMby nrobson

    beautiful and the fabric’s gorge

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.53 PMby Mary Athey

    It’s beautiful and well worth the effort. I love the colour and you did a great job with the fabric dying x

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      Feb 18, 2014, 07.12 PMby chillwear

      Thank you. This was my first time dying anything with coffee. The lace color came out and matched pretty well with the fabric. I figured at 60 cents a yard I wasn’t out much if it failed.

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