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Natty's Birthday Party Dress

Added Dec 14, 2011

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I’m so excited about how great this dress turned out! It fits like a very comfortable glove and the circle skirt is so much fun to move and spin around in.

The dress is made from gray lace with gray cotton for lining. For the bodice I turned to my trusty Macaron from Colette Patterns, but altered the back yoke by splitting it open and adding a vintage glass button for closure at the neckline. The sleeves are also from the Macaron dress, except I extended them to 3/4 length. The lace I used had a scalloped edge, so I cut the sleeves with the scallops for the hem. The skirt is a simple self drafted 3/4 circle skirt.

I made this dress to wear on my birthday, but as you can tell from my previous post, I couldn’t wait and ended up wearing it to the BurdaStyle Book launch party last night. Like I said before, I’m just so excited about it!

Also on my blog! nattyjanesews.blogspot.com

Material Notes

Lace, cotton, vintage glass button, invisible zipper.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Dec 19, 2011, 09.24 PMby stekpanandeath

    I adore this!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.16 AMby Jodi Wade

    You look fabulous! Gorgeous work.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 06.34 PMby tirrs


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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.52 PMby melongrowergirl

    Soo, beautiful!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 01.49 AMby cyndi-de-crafti

    Love this dress a lot! Super cute!!!! Will definitely check out the pattern. :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.46 AMby grainline

    love love love! this turned out so beautifully and the colors are perfect! you always come up with the best pattern variations, srsly

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.29 AMby mokosha

    magical dress.. i just have to make something similar for myself

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.01 PMby jaderbug

    Love this! I’ve been dying to make a dress like this. To be honest, I haven’t found the right pattern and I’m not quite comfortable trying this one on a whim…but this will help!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.06 PMby pampula

    your dress is so beautifull! The colour suits you so well and the style of the dress is just perfect, I want one;)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.09 PMby aklat


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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.22 PMby TheSewingStudio

    So pretty and feminine! Love it!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.03 PMby futurette

    It’s adorable!

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      Dec 14, 2011, 07.11 PMby futurette

      Oh, and I have two questions: Did you use bias binding on the seams that show through the lace? I wasn’t sure if that was a viable option for finishing snug armhole seams. Also, you mention you slashed the back of the Macaron bodice to achieve the (gorgeous) back opening. DId you add SA, or skip it so that you’d get that nice, subtle peek of skin showing?

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      Dec 14, 2011, 07.35 PMby nattyjane

      Thanks! And to answer your questions: I did use bias binding on the seams that show through. The lace was pretty annoying to work with so I used the lining cotton as bias binding to make the process a bit easier. And as for the back, I didn’t add seam allowance.

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      Dec 14, 2011, 09.51 PMby futurette

      Awesome, thank you!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.25 PMby bennomusik

    I love the gray and white combination

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.58 PMby LadyDanburry

    The lace is so wonderful.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.58 PMby LadyDanburry

    The lace is so wonderful.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.58 PMby LadyDanburry

    The lace is so wonderful.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.01 PMby sala22

    You did such a great job and it looks fantastic!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.29 AMby Gigette

    so cute, I love it!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.29 AMby schnui

    What a gorgeous dress and so beautifully made. No wonder you are so happy with it. Well done and enjoy wearing it because you look great in it.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.19 AMby Olivia Anne

    sooooo cute

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.27 AMby brandym

    I saw a picture of this on your blog earlier today! It’s really beautiful and quite impressive construction, especially since you were working with lace:)

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