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Nude pearl

Added Mar 3, 2011

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






I had wanted to make a ligth and pretty lace dress with heartcut in the front and open lace back for some time and when I found an old lace tablecloth from a triftstore, I though that it would now be the time to finally make my dreamdress real. By chance we had also this fancy dinner for our school’s gaduates coming, so I decided to make the dress for that occassion. I must say that I had (again..) a perfect timing with finishing the dress as I sew the last buttons 20 minutes before I had to run out the door for my ride! Despite that I sew it in a hurry, I’m still happy how the dress looks. The “buttonholes” are made by crocheting and the buttons are simply some pearls.

Material Notes

lace tablecloth, lining, zipper, thread for crocheting, pearls




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    Feb 18, 2013, 12.20 AMby TheAtelierHauteCouture

    i have to say this is soo amazing and soooo pretty like woaah i dont know what to say i just loooove it!!!!! cant wait to seee mooore dresses from u!!!!!

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      Feb 19, 2013, 03.44 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much! And you are very talented yourself, your gowns are amazing!

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      Feb 19, 2013, 03.44 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much! And you are very talented yourself, your gowns are amazing!

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    Nov 26, 2012, 05.27 PMby madyb

    This is just amazing!I love all your projects and I think you are really talented!The fact that you made this from a tablecloth is just unreal!Can I ask how you finished the neckline and the armholes?You seriously gave me so much inspiration now!Amazing work!

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      Nov 28, 2012, 11.28 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much, now you’re making me really happy! I finished the neckline and armholes just by turning the edge of the fabric creating 0,5 cm seam allowances and the sewing close from the edge. Sorry for my bad explanation.. :’)

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    Jul 9, 2012, 07.25 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    Im speechless, you are so talented.

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    May 7, 2012, 04.07 PMby ealinglou

    You made this from a TABLECLOTH???!!! Holy crap – it looks like a wedding dress for a young bride.

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      May 7, 2012, 07.17 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much!:) It sure was a fabulous tablecloth!

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    Mar 17, 2012, 07.13 PMby RuellaDesigns

    Very nice!

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    Oct 20, 2011, 10.14 PMby Kaylen Ritter

    Well thats complettly understandable, and its ADORABLE! if theres any info you could at least hand off to me on how to create such a beautiful dress, it would be greatly appreciated! congrats on this one, its too lovely for words (:

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      Oct 23, 2011, 05.46 PMby pampula

      hehe, thank you again for your incredibly kind words, I feel almost abashed..:‘) And I’m happy to give you a few advice! The dress is actually quite simple, I think that the fabric itself makes a lot. You could use some simple dress pattern for the bodice, just make sure it has some darts for the fit. The skirt is just a gathered circle skirt. I first worked the lining and the lace separately on the bodice, but it would maybe be easier to sew the lining to the lace as a first thing (however then the seamallowances will show on the backside). I hope my explanations were understadable and you got some help, good luck with your sewings:)

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    Oct 10, 2011, 05.09 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    beautifully elegant’’’!!!! You are inspiring!!!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 08.56 PMby Kaylen Ritter

    by far my favorite! would you ever sell?

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      Oct 8, 2011, 12.30 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much, that’s a huge compliment! And I think I wouldn’t ever sell it, because it took so much effort and I still love it:)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.43 AMby mausflee


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    May 3, 2011, 06.08 AMby stitch-alot

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! i was wondering though.. did you create the pattern yourself…?? im curious as i am wanting to make a dress similar… :)

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      May 3, 2011, 08.25 PMby pampula

      thank you!! The skirt is just an ordinary circle-skirt (not full nor half but something between..). For the bodice I drafted a pattern little based on a vintage pattern, that I used for my “blue winter ball” -dress, but I’m quite sure you could use some other simple bodice pattern for your dress:)

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    Apr 15, 2011, 10.43 PMby hannaah

    just when i think i could start sewing dresses, i see this. this is beeeeeautiful how on earth did you do this!!!

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      Apr 19, 2011, 05.45 PMby pampula

      thank you so much!:‘) The pattern I drafted is quite simple and I’m sure you’ll someday make pretty dresses too.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.04 AMby mnavoy

    so beautiful!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 09.30 PMby shirosh

    You are amazing, I love all your projects!

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      Apr 3, 2011, 07.43 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 06.03 PMby Jodi Wade

    Oh my this is a beautiful dress! I love how the back isn’t lined.

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    Mar 21, 2011, 08.21 PMby Daniel Parker

    I feel like this dress and my man lace would get along really well :)

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      Mar 22, 2011, 11.54 AMby pampula

      haha, you’re right! lace is so great:)

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    Mar 9, 2011, 05.31 AMby rebeccalady

    WOW!!!! i love it<3 amazing job, keep sewing! you’re very inspiring :-)

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      Mar 22, 2011, 11.57 AMby pampula

      Thanks, it means a lot to know that I’ve inspired someone!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 07.58 PMby clairesophie

    Beautiful dress! – how did you finish the edges of the lace around the armholes?

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      Mar 8, 2011, 08.10 PMby pampula

      Thank you! I simply turned the edge only a little and sew, so I didn’t add any fabric or anything:)

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    Mar 8, 2011, 09.26 AMby claudinka

    I am speechless! I love, love, love that!!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 10.05 PMby smallone

    This is a tablecloth????? Wowza you are brilliant!!!!!!!!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 11.16 AMby mema79

    looks great!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 07.20 AMby violeta lerma

    Simply gorgeous!!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 03.36 AMby pambox


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    Mar 7, 2011, 02.49 AMby Eli Z

    This is gorgeous

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    Mar 6, 2011, 07.17 PMby aleah

    This couldn’t be more perfect… I keep thinking that I want to make something just like this… The fabric is almost “once in a lifetime”, it’s so PERFECT!! This is simply AMAZING!

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      Mar 22, 2011, 11.56 AMby pampula

      thank you!! and I wish you luck if you some day make your own:)

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    Mar 6, 2011, 04.25 PMby woman

    super super super gorgeous.. it’s an amazing dress!!!

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    Mar 6, 2011, 01.30 PMby landaizi

    gorgeous dress, gorgeous fabric, gorgeous girl

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    Mar 6, 2011, 03.19 AMby ssarryo

    Oooh! Very pretty! Good job!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 07.10 PMby lunatepetal

    gorgeous dress! love the back button detail :)

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    Mar 5, 2011, 07.00 PMby kirstyn85

    Simply beautiful… it looks so expensive and delicate!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 03.32 PMby toymoonhorse

    Amazing! I can’t believe you made this from a tablecloth, what a great dress!

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