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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




Garment Type

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    Mar 5, 2011, 02.59 PMby kbuckfeen

    oh so lovely. i would be impressed with this piece even if you bought the fabric new…but seriously?! from a tablecloth? that’s unreal. it’s absolutely amazing that you made such a beautiful piece out of a thrifted tablecloth! i never could have guessed. gorgeous work!

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      Mar 22, 2011, 11.55 AMby pampula

      thank you, your kind words made me so happy:)

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    Mar 5, 2011, 11.02 AMby Rikki Cade Battle

    I love this dress. its gorgeous, the vintage style with the lace and purls are just to die for. you are so lucky to find a table cloth like that. all the thrift stores around were I live only ever seem to have really tacky old clothes. but i guess i should keep looking.

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      Mar 5, 2011, 12.33 PMby pampula

      Thank you! And that tablecloth really was a find; The triftstore usually doesn’t have this fancy things (more like “basic clothes”) , but like you said you just have to keep your eyes open.. ;)

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    Mar 5, 2011, 01.05 AMby pattyrg

    One word… “Beautiful”

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    Mar 4, 2011, 10.36 PMby frankiesoup

    Perfect! It looks so pretty!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 10.21 PMby gaviccaabri

    It’s a dream dress

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    Mar 4, 2011, 10.09 PMby dilshadburman

    I literally let out a loud sigh when I saw this! Cannot believe it’s a table cloth. Too fantastic for words!!!!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 09.44 PMby pinksalamander

    I was going to attempt to make something like this myself with the lace overlay, but couldn’t bear thinking about how to go about it, yours looks excellent though!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 04.32 PMby hellagabrielle

    So pretty. I actually almost picked up an old lace tablecloth at the thrift store the other day. Now I kind of want to go back and get it!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.38 AMby pampula

      Thanks:) and then maybe you should go back.. ;)

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    Mar 4, 2011, 04.19 PMby lennert

    Very pretty! I love the vintage looking fabric…

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    Mar 4, 2011, 02.00 PMby sarahnix

    Amazingly delicate and lovely, great job!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 12.31 PMby sealtopaz

    Stunning!!!!!!!!!! Loving it.

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    Mar 4, 2011, 12.18 PMby cynthia-1

    Lovely! Great job and the tablecloth was a great find!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 08.43 AMby dian 1024

    awesome !!!!!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 08.28 AMby zaarissima

    such a wonderful charming dress!!!!!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 07.52 AMby mcphoon

    i love it! so victorian and classy!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 07.26 AMby nettevivante

    Breath taking beautiful! I love everything about it…the heart shaped front…the pearl button detail on the back…wonderful!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 04.19 AMby vintagegal

    So delicate and lovely! I expect to see you in the best of March roundup…..well done!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.37 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much, I’ll be very happy and excited if that happens.. :)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 10.10 PMby shirosh

    So beautiful! I love this romantic style and the back is amazing:)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 09.49 PMby lizah

    This is so beautiful and it looks so well made. I love the buttons in the back, the shape and the fabric – everything about this dress is lovely!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 09.43 PMby szarlotka

    It’s so perfect! You just inspired me!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 09.41 PMby artyfarty

    That´s some pretty dress!!!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 09.27 PMby laney84

    amazing <3 so pretty! did you make the pattern yourself?

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.35 AMby pampula

      thanks! I dont actually have any pattern for this dress, the skirt is just a circle skirt and the upper part is based on some patterns I’ve drafted for my other dresses.

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    Mar 3, 2011, 09.08 PMby brisehuus

    Everything about this dress is simply beautiful. The cut, the colour, the fabric. Wow! One of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever seen and it looks so great on you!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.33 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much for your incredibly nice comment!:)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.43 PMby chromachord

    Really very pretty!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.26 PMby Helena Holmgren

    Love love love the back!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.11 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Simply stunning.

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.09 PMby redslippers

    love love love!!! so much!! you have such a beautiful style

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