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Little Black Dress in Guipure Lace and Wool

Added Feb 13, 2013

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This project was inspired by the Lace Sleeve Dress from last month’s issue of burda style magazine. I love to work with silhouettes that serve as a minimalist palette for fabric play. An LBD may be monochromatic, but I found this to be the perfect opportunity to mix textures, so I chose an Italian basketweave wool and guipure lace for my scalloped edge sleeves. I used horizontal seaming on this dress from the bodice panels to the top of the skirt as it adds to its architectural and structured form. This dress has the warmth of a nice, cozy sweater!

Material Notes

Basketweave wool, guipure lace, 24" invisible zipper, fusible interfacing, coordinating thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Wool

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    Feb 15, 2013, 02.38 PMby sala22

    Super cute dress! I love the scalloped lace sleeves!

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      Feb 15, 2013, 02.45 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! Yes, I love the sleeves, too!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 08.54 AMby toupinette

    cute dress! fit you well!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 05.23 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 01.16 AMby BurdaStyle Support

    Love the sleeves!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 10.53 PMby MegH

    Looking fabulous. Love them lace sleeves.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 10.35 PMby Mary Athey

    Dark colour’s are normally hard to photograph but you made a good job on this. The dress is gorgeous x

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      Feb 13, 2013, 10.43 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you, Mary!

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