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Red and Orange Lace Dress

Added Jul 21, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I cut this dress out probably 7 years ago and soon realized I had no idea how to handle silky fabric like this and put it away. 3 years ago I got a serger and brought it back out. Serging away, I soon realized that I had done a terrible job cutting out the fabric and the pieces just didn’t fit together. The rest of the fabric was long gone. It went back away. A few months ago I took it out and managed to finish it. I never thought it would happen.

It does have some slight issues with fitting, but all things considered it’s not too bad. I just love these fabrics together. I’m happy It took so long to finish. I did a rolled hem on the lining, red ribbon facing on the orange silk and I left the lace raw. I love the exposed zipper too. I wouldn’t have done those things 7 years ago. This is also, Mccalls 4826.

Material Notes

red lace from grandma’s fabric stash, orange silk, red silky lining, heavy weight metal zipper, metal clasp




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Aug 27, 2011, 07.37 PMby chula123

    very marilyn monroeish and gorgeous ! Love the colours and the shoes are fabulous !

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    Jul 21, 2011, 06.50 PMby MissHickory

    love the color….the heels and the sun glasses go great with it!!!!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 03.00 PMby threadsquare

    I love these colors and the clasp! Sometimes things take a long time for a reason… just look at your finishing techniques :) I think I have this pattern also, and still keep staring at it, then putting it back in my stack.

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.04 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thanks. You should take the pattern out, I’ve made it like 4 times now and I love it.

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    Jul 21, 2011, 12.26 PMby Timea Schmidt

    I think it’s beautiful, no matter how long it took to finish it. Lovely color!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 11.58 AMby nikkishell

    great job and well worth the wait :)

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    Jul 21, 2011, 03.56 AMby Lucha Suarez

    I love this fabric combo! Great job!

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