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Lace & Satin Sheath Dress

Added Aug 11, 2013

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this lovely dress from New Look 6146 pattern, view B, for my anniversary dinner out with my sweet & wonderful husband. I made the main dress out of a lace material that had adhered to a backing material. I have never seen this type of fabric for apparel sewing as it is more like a home decor weight material. Who knows-maybe it is home dec fabric! Oh well, it was easy, but thick, to sew and I love the result. I made the midriff and spagetti straps out of polyester satin in black for contrast and to “break up” all that lace.
It was a very nice pattern to sew. I did a muslin first to check fit which was a good idea as I did make a few minor fitting adjustments. There are a couple of hand sewing parts for the midriff lining or if you were to do more couture sewing on this dress. I love the pattern and I will definitly use it again. I think the fit is good for me and there are many design options for which one could use this dress as a base pattern.

Material Notes

black lace over backing material
black polyester satin
Ambiance lining




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Blends, Lace/Sequins, Polyester

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    Aug 15, 2013, 11.22 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Beautiful fitting, nice description, beautiful dress and you are a real star in it:-)

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    Aug 12, 2013, 08.15 AMby Dilyana Drumeva

    You look stunning!

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    Aug 12, 2013, 03.13 AMby neveenkarnes

    its beautiful… love the fabric too!!!!! well cone and have anniversary !!1

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    Aug 11, 2013, 11.19 PMby ctharp

    Your dress is gorgeous! The fabric is really pretty…it does not look thick at all. Have fun on your anniversary!

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    Aug 11, 2013, 10.12 PMby barmaglot

    Very interesting fabric! Doesn’t look like furnishing fabric to me.. The dress is simply beautiful!

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    Aug 11, 2013, 05.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Romantic and fabulous dress! You look beautiful :) and congratulations!

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    Aug 11, 2013, 04.02 PMby smallone

    wow how clever … no need to futz with lace overlay, who cares what the original intention was for that fabric makes a lovely lovely dress :)

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    Aug 11, 2013, 03.40 PMby SassyT

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    Aug 11, 2013, 09.46 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, gorgeous fabric and fabulous on you. i love this dress and you have shown it of to the maximum. classy x

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    Aug 11, 2013, 08.53 AMby liliv-1

    Delicate, elegant and classy! Perfect on you!! Really couture look!

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    Aug 11, 2013, 08.15 AMby rita61

    Nice dress ! Great fit. Congrats on your anniversary. I have similar material, and I will definately be putting in a contrast as you have, as I also though it was to much lace. I’ll be cruizing through Oregon soon; do you have any great fabric/sewing places to suggest?

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      Aug 11, 2013, 04.27 PMby slmnstyle

      Thanks Rita!
      I bought this fabric at Mill End Store in Milwaukee, OR (a few miles south of Portland) and that is my favorite fabric store. Also, Fabric Depot in South East Portland is HUGE and has a very nice fabric selection as well. Downtown Portland has Josephine’s Dry Goods which has really lovely fabrics, but is a bit pricey and has a smaller assortment to choose from, Bolt is also nice, but again small and carries mostly quilting type cottons. The Whole 9 Yards I hear is nice (have yet to go there), but I think carries mostly home decor fabrics. Button Emporiam is a wonderful little boutique shop downtown with beautiful buttons and trims.
      Have fun in Portland and happy sewing!

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    Aug 11, 2013, 08.12 AMby camis

    Beautiful dress and such good fit. Happy anniversary!.

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