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Red Lace Holiday Dress-Erdem Inspired

Added Dec 12, 2011

by sweetiepieba...

Chicago, Illinoi...






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Way back when, when Pinterest was brand spanking new, this dress was all over it. Now, I’m not sure if I was more in love Alexa Chung or the dress…but it seemed more practical to make the dress to me.

Initially, I had a really hard time finding the lace that I wanted. I wanted something in that striking red with a scalloped edge. I looked online but could not find anything within my budget. Eventually, I found some white and tried dying it. No go. The lace was synthetic crap and wouldn’t take the dye for anything. I about gave up and had even cut out fabric for a completely different dress. When I was at a trip to Joanns purchasing a zipper for the new dress, lo and behold, there was some red lace! I nearly ran to the rack, shoving over any poor soul in my way.

I used the same pattern for this dress that I used here on the Bee Dress, New Look 6723. I made an under dress (what is the proper term for that?) of nude fabric for the bodice and skirt only. I put the bodice on the dress form and really had to play with the pleats in front to get them to go how I wanted. I need to alternate the lace pattern to get enough coverage to be enough, but not enough. I think a strong point of the Erdem dress is the hint of nudity under that strong color. After that, the dress was a breeze! I used a side zip so the back could be just the one layer of nude fabric and lace. Beautiful. I’m really happy with this one!




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.49 AMby sbonelli


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    Dec 13, 2011, 02.32 AMby sweetiepiebakery

    thank you, everyone :)

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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.40 PMby sala22

    I love the red lace, where did you find it?!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.26 PMby schnui

    Really beautiful and such a great party dress.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 07.25 PMby turtlegirl00

    gorgeous!! festive! fun! and Fits perfect!! :) Great job!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 04.25 PMby claudinka

    Oh I love that dress. I’ve just been looking for different pictures on the Erdem dress some days ago. I really wished I could do one as wonderful as you did!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 04.25 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    a true creation!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 03.33 PMby squirrellypoo

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the red-on-red and red-on-nude effects here. Great job!

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