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Ivory Lace Shirt Dress

Added Sep 27, 2016

by Anniemollison

Melbourne, Austr...






This is my Ivory lace shirt dress which I made for the Tessuti Fabrics Cut Out Lace Sewing Competition. Unfortunately, I didn’t win a prize but I have ended up with a nice dress. Bonus!!

I had to create an outfit that showcased the lace purchased from Tessuti. The fabric looks lovely but pulls and frays easily, so I had to take great care when sewing.

I just love shirt dresses and I’d seen a few on Pinterest that I l really liked. In particular one by Chloe which was on the runway in 2015. I used Simplicity pattern 8014 which has four versions of a shirt dress. I wanted long sleeves like the Chloe design and I wanted it to be a mini length. I chose version D but added the long sleeves of version A which has a tab so you can roll the sleeves up. I had to square off the hem so that the lace border could feature on the hem.

You can read the fully story on my blog Nine Stitches

Material Notes

Japanese ivory cotton/polyamide lace.

Pulls and frays easily so be careful.




Garment Type

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    Nov 12, 2016, 01.55 PMby dabura

    WOW Great project! Congrats!

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    Oct 5, 2016, 12.04 PMby sewing fanatic

    it looks amazing – love it! =)

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    Sep 29, 2016, 09.04 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Lovely details and great placement of the lace! Looks super! :)

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    Sep 29, 2016, 06.00 AMby TeenyUK

    It’s gorgeous and looks absolutely fab with those boots! :)

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    Sep 28, 2016, 04.15 PMby slmnstyle

    Very nice work!

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    Sep 28, 2016, 09.16 AMby KannaK

    Love it !!! :D

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    Sep 28, 2016, 06.19 AMby Maria Hayek

    It looks gorgeous!

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