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Lace birthday dress

Added Apr 15, 2013

by annasalminen2

Vantaa, Finland






I wanted vintage style dress for my 30th birthday. I love lace at the moment so I decided to make a dress from a colored lace with nude fabric underneath.

I found the red lace on sale. Only thing was that id did not have scalloped edge, but I cut them my self and they turned out great!

The neckline on the original pattern looked good on the model but not on me, so I turned the corners in and it became much more flattering.

I read about problems with the sleeves being too tight from other people’s projects so I decided to do very simple lace sleeve on the dress.

I really love how it turned out!

Material Notes

Lace, bridal satin underneath. I sew the fabrics together before sewing the dress together. I did not want the seams on the lace showing on the dress.
Metallic zipper.




Garment Type

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    Apr 15, 2013, 02.05 PMby janene

    This is such a lovely adaptation of that dress. I love your fabric choices too :-)

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    Apr 15, 2013, 02.03 PMby Mary Athey

    its a fabulous dress and is gorgeous on you. i love lace and the light colour underneath really shows the lovely red lace of so well x

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    Apr 15, 2013, 12.32 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    The dress is stunning! I love the fabric, it’s the perfect colour and so pretty. Well done on a wonderful creation.

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      Apr 15, 2013, 12.39 PMby annasalminen2

      Thank you so much. I love the fabric as well. The colors compliment each other beautifully. It would have been easier dress to make from only one fabric, but it looks nicer this way.

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    Apr 15, 2013, 11.26 AMby kah

    It is lovely on you.

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    Apr 15, 2013, 11.12 AMby liliv-1

    Oh this is FABULOUS!!!! I love the whole design…the pattern and the fabric give a very vintage and romantic result! It’s the loveliest version of this pattern! Congrats! (I’ m sewing a dress based on this pattern and had the same idea to alter it the same exactly way at the bust, but last moment I changed my mind. Now that I see yours I regret it)

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      Apr 15, 2013, 11.37 AMby annasalminen2

      Thank you so much! I am really pleased how it turned out and decision to alter the bust was good one. I think the original neckline is probably better on girls with smaller bust. And actually I altered the neckline after I sewed the bodice, I just flipped the corners inside and sewed them to the lining by hand. Quick fix :)

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      Apr 15, 2013, 11.51 AMby liliv-1

      really? I thought that you had redrafted the front bodice. One way or the other you really rocked this pattern with your fabric choice! It’s really one of most pretty projects I’ve seen for a long time, and defenitily the prettiest based on this pattern!

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      Apr 15, 2013, 05.25 PMby annasalminen2

      I am too lazy to make a muslin so I only find out what is wrong with the pattern when I try out the actual piece. I just played around with the neckline and found out it looked better when I turned the corners all the way in.

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    Apr 15, 2013, 10.22 AMby katensew

    I like vintage style designs anyway, The sweetheart neckline is flattering .

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      Apr 15, 2013, 10.27 AMby annasalminen2

      I also like vintage style desings. I am so happy that the neckline was a really easy to fix, because the original made me look heavier.

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