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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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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.07 PMby wonderlandalys

    What an amazing dress! I love this style, and the lace is beautiful! Can’t believe anyone would just have that on their table. Really lovely. Well done.

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.03 PMby sarsaparilla

    Oh that is just so beautiful! You have no idea how much I want this dress :) I love that you used a lace tablecloth – I’ll keep that in mind next time I’m in a thrift store! The crocheted button loops are pretty awesome as well.

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.31 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much, this made me very happy:) and you should definitely keep your eyes open , you can never know what you’ll find!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 07.54 PMby freakusbzzz

    This is so dainty

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    Mar 3, 2011, 06.51 PMby salvia

    What a cute dress. And you could wear it to so many occassions.

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.50 PMby dejanu

    This dress is so pretty! I just picked up a vintage lace tablecloth at a thrift store for just the same idea. I haven’t started it yet but this is great inspiration!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.29 AMby pampula

      Thanks, I’m sure your dress is going to beautifull!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.42 PMby aibby

    The colour suits you really well Its beautiful dress.

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.27 PMby zilredloh

    This is so pretty! I’m in the midst of working on my own lace dress, and I could really use your advice. How did you finish the seams at the neckline and at the armholes? I’m very perlexed on how to do this, and yours looks nearly invisible. Thanks so much!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 09.28 AMby pampula

      At first thank you! And I’m happy to give my advice even though it is quite simple; I finished the neckline and the armholes simply by folding the fabric as little as possible and sewing it carefully with sewingmachine. So I didin’t add any trim or anything. If it still doesn’t seem to go nicely, I’d suggest that you cut little cuts to the curved parts and maybe sew by hand. Hope this helps even a little:)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.17 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Oh, I wish I already had the skills to make one just like this! =)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.06 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    nope. i don’t believe you. that is TOO BEAUTIFUL.

    fantastic job!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.05 PMby dottty

    Wow thats lovely :)x

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