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Vintage Lace Dress

Added Apr 5, 2010

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






So, I’ve really been into all the 19th century type of movies lately. I saw “The House of Mirth” the other day and was inspired to make a dress ….I never want to hand sew again because of it, but I’m happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it. : )

Material Notes

Lace, cotton, jersey knit, pearl buttons, and trimmings.




Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Nov 20, 2010, 03.42 PMby pampula

    Oh this is so beautiful!! all of your other other projects are very inspiring as well – and you are still so young:) I really believe you can reach your dream being a fashion designer if you wish it as much as it seems! Talent you have enough:)

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      Nov 24, 2010, 01.12 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you, that really means a lot to me. I’ve been in a rut lately and your comment really cheered me up. Thank you. :)

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      Nov 24, 2010, 01.54 PMby pampula

      you’re welcome! I know how good it feels when someone says something nice and encouraging to you when you’re feeling a bit down:)

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    Jun 14, 2010, 10.00 AMby marloncosta

    You are talented! You really have a eye for beauty and you have some cool and innovative ideas! I hope that God can take you were you want to go `cause you already have the talent. You dress is stunning and so are the pictures!

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      Jun 14, 2010, 10.37 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you that’s very nice of you. I’m praying that he’ll take me there. : )

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    Jun 10, 2010, 04.42 AMby iamrotkappchen

    really gorgeous! and u look so pretty too! and oh oh! u from lookbook arent u ?:D

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      Jun 10, 2010, 11.28 PMby melonhead

      Aww thank you. Yes I am. Are you on lookbook?

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    Apr 18, 2010, 11.54 AMby amandawr

    This is beautiful! well done, I really like your ideas, both for clothing and photography. Great combination of talents

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    Apr 12, 2010, 01.05 PMby keren

    I checked out your blog and this dress and your stuff is beautiful. You are extremely talented. I love your photos and your style. I love the 80s lace shirt and your dresses and everything I saw. You are lucky to know what you want to do with your life at such a young age. Best of luck and keep up the beautiful and inspiring work!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 10.55 AMby maha1965

    you look great as if you came out from the19th. The dress looks great and I loved the little broche under the neck line

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    Apr 11, 2010, 12.11 AMby passthepins

    This is really beautiful. I love the styling in your shots. Drool…

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    Apr 11, 2010, 12.11 AMby passthepins

    This is really beautiful. I love the styling in your shots. Drool…

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    Apr 9, 2010, 10.16 PMby paranoire

    I really really like how your dress turned out! The nostalgic look got me drooling :D

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    Apr 9, 2010, 08.35 PMby elegantmusings

    I have always been in love with Edwardian era fashions, but struggled to figure out how to translate them into more “modern appropriate” wear. I think your dress pretty much took away any qualms I ever had about making something like this! Gorgeous and so neo-romantic. Bravo!

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      Apr 10, 2010, 02.39 AMby melonhead

      Thank you.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 12.00 PMby nellekejasmijn

    ooooh nooooo!! what are you doing?! Climbing trees in such a beautiful dress…

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    Apr 9, 2010, 01.29 AMby lilybart

    Heyyyy there’s nothing in the whole world better than The House of Mirth! (Hence my name, hence my blog’s name) The clothes are spectacular. As is your gorgeous dress! I can’t believe you made it. Clever girl!

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      Apr 10, 2010, 02.37 AMby melonhead

      Haha exactly, very cool blog name by the way. Thank you.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 12.42 AMby mlssfshn

    You hand stitched it, you brave soul! I was only allowed to hand stitch till I was 8 so I hate hand stitching, but am trying to learn how to love it again.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 05.06 PMby laurii

    lovely dress and beautiful pics:)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 02.37 PMby frankiesoup

    Fabulous dress and wonderful pictures! :D

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    Apr 8, 2010, 02.09 PMby irmchen

    I am lost of words! :-) Yes: I LIKE IT!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 04.57 PMby Shannon Grech

    Just amazing! You look like a Victorian maiden who time travelled into the 21st century… cool beans!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 03.05 PMby gillvall

    It’s gorgeous! Makes me think of pride and predjudice (wich I love!).

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    Apr 6, 2010, 10.32 PMby zuzsa-haag

    Beautiful! Both, the dress and the pictures, are amazing …

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    Apr 6, 2010, 10.00 PMby helenadoll

    I love the dress, love the photos, love your hair!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 11.45 PMby tallykay

    haha i love the last picture! is this dress for a play or would you wear it any day? Love the pictures AS ALWAYS

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      Apr 6, 2010, 12.00 PMby melonhead

      Thank you. It’s an anyday dress. I’ll probably wear it to church or something like that. Haha.

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      Apr 6, 2010, 10.48 PMby tallykay

      hey sorry i tend to never read the description so i wouldn’t have asked the question about the dress being for the play.
      I would wear a dress like that to church also.
      I love your work! You are such and inspiration

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      Apr 8, 2010, 10.01 PMby melonhead

      Oh no that’s totally ok. It is a little out of date. Haha. ; )

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    Apr 5, 2010, 10.25 PMby caramia-made

    Love it!!!!!! Eat your heart out Jane Austen, lol!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 09.04 PMby Laura Baker

    this is great. ha it looks like edgar allen poe is on the broach? :D

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      Apr 6, 2010, 12.01 PMby melonhead

      Thanks. Haha well actually it’s Claude Debussy, he’s one of my favorite composers. : )

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    Apr 5, 2010, 06.49 PMby seussian

    Dearest Melonhead, Could you PLEASE stop being so Wonderful? (Just kidding) But really this dress,like your others, are Insanely Awesome. And I love them. I love your photography God bless :)

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    Apr 5, 2010, 06.19 PMby msgems

    Wow again. Really pretty dress and I love the last picture.. makes me feel like my eyes are all wonky!! ha ha

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      Apr 6, 2010, 12.03 PMby melonhead

      Thanks buddy. Wonky another great word! Haha.

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    Apr 5, 2010, 05.36 PMby calicocouture

    So beautiful, and the photographs are great!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 05.02 PMby nenasew

    just lovely. Lovely dress and lovely pictures.

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    Apr 5, 2010, 04.57 PMby marinaglory

    Wow this is like an editorial for Vogue! The dress is beautiful! :)

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    Apr 5, 2010, 04.31 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Gorgeous! Stunning creation!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 04.18 PMby pcvalery

    So pretty…pictures are amazing!

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