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Satin Cotton Eyelet Summer Shift Dress

Added Jul 31, 2012

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I spotted this Swiss satin cotton eyelet fabric in the Garment District and knew instantly that it would look great as a shift dress, my favorite silhouette. I thought that this would make a wonderful party dress for the rehearsal dinner of my upcoming wedding and decided to pair it with my new coral Prada patent leather pumps to add a pop of color. (And besides, I’ve always loved Miu Miu’s Spring 2006 RTW collection, filled with sixties dresses and coats in oversize eyelet.)

For me, the most meticulous part of making this garment was lining up the stripes during fabric layout and pinning to make sure everything would match up perfectly along the side seams and center back. I’m extremely happy with the results and can’t wait to wear it!

Material Notes

Satin cotton eyelet, cotton voile, 24" invisible zipper, coordinating thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Mod, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 25, 2017, 03.50 PMby Lynne Route

    What pattern is this? Thank You!

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    Nov 7, 2012, 03.32 AMby Mtetar

    Great fabric and color choice, it is very clean cut , Simple yet stylish. Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar

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    Oct 2, 2012, 03.32 PMby neama

    Just beautiful, and love the shoes! Well done

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      Oct 2, 2012, 04.12 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you so much! I love the shoes, too!

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    Aug 4, 2012, 12.47 PMby carottesauvage

    Congratulations on your wedding Jaimie! Have I met the lucky man already ;)? Beautiful dress, what an apetizer for the Big day garment!

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      Aug 5, 2012, 03.47 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! And yes, you two have met! : )

      Happy summer!

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    Aug 4, 2012, 05.02 AMby smallone

    oooh! just lovely.

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    Aug 3, 2012, 09.01 AMby SassyT

    One word. Class!

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    Aug 2, 2012, 02.44 PMby lesyoung

    hi jamie

    love the color and the look/style of the dress you made

    how long did it take to make


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      Aug 2, 2012, 04.22 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks! In total, it probably took a day to complete.

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    Aug 2, 2012, 02.13 AMby Jodi Wade

    Wedding preparations and rehearsal dinners. How exciting Jamie! Congratulations!! You look gorgeous

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      Aug 2, 2012, 02.27 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Jodi! I’m so excited!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 09.04 PMby ewellons

    Fabulous dress. Love the orange shoes with it!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 07.53 PMby Debs Brinklow

    I love the soft feminine feel of this dress, I love the lace overlay look.. it looks lovely on you, nice job..x

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      Aug 2, 2012, 12.59 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! I’ve always wanted to use eyelet somehow and this was the perfect project for it!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 06.07 PMby eghbravo

    I’m a big fan of shift dresses myself, I can’t have enough of them, and the subtle changes you made to the pattern made such a big difference. This dress looks fantastic on you! Congratulations and best wishes on your upcoming wedding.

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      Aug 1, 2012, 06.50 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you so much! Happy sewing!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 02.20 PMby wzrdreams

    The fit is super and the fabric is perfect. Great job. Congratulations on your upcoming marraige!

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      Aug 1, 2012, 02.34 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! I like your cap sleeve version as well. And congrats to you, too, on your engagement! I look forward to seeing your wedding dress design.

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      Aug 1, 2012, 03.22 PMby wzrdreams

      Thanks Jamie!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 01.36 PMby daughterfish

    Jaime, this looks fantastic on you! Love the cut and fabric choice. Great job!

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      Aug 1, 2012, 02.35 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! It’s such a great silhouette.

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    Aug 1, 2012, 08.57 AMby Martch

    Jamie, this is gorgeous!!! And the perfect dress for your rehearsal dinner. I love your styling, looks great on you!

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      Aug 1, 2012, 02.36 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to wear the shoes, too!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 05.42 AMby schnui

    Gorgeous!!! So simple and elegant.

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    Jul 31, 2012, 11.32 PMby AlfieP

    Bravo! L’eleganza armonizza perfettamente con la dolcezza della stagione estiva. Sono trasportati in un epoca più semplice.

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    Jul 31, 2012, 10.07 PMby trangtran

    I love your dress. I have this pattern and some big eyelet. Maybe I will do something similar…. did you line the dress?

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      Jul 31, 2012, 11.00 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! Yes, I lined the dress with cotton voile. Would love to see your version, too!

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    Jul 31, 2012, 08.36 PMby kess

    I love the fabric! It’s great that you used such a simple pattern to compliment the fabric!

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      Aug 2, 2012, 12.58 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks! I’m thinking of doing the next one in maybe wool.

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    Jul 31, 2012, 08.01 PMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and the fabric and style of the dress are very 60’s. its so nice on you x

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      Aug 2, 2012, 12.57 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! Love the 60s!

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