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Vintage Remake: 60s Lace Dress

Added Oct 4, 2010

by emlynn

Halifax, Canada






One of my favourite dresses of all time is a orange lace dress from the sixties that my mom probably thrifted thirty years ago. I wear it sparingly since the lace has started weaken and rip more easily. One day at the fabric store, I saw the same lace in blue and decided to remake it. They didn’t have any lining in the exact same blue, but I decided that the periwinkle tone really brought out the pattern in the blue lace more. I made bias tape out of the lining to use as trim around the neck and armholes. When I finished it, my aunt said I looked like a bridesmaid from the 70s (in a good way I hope!). There is a zipper down the back and I have included a photo of the original dress so you guys can see!

Material Notes

Polyester lace, polyester lining.




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Other, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Polyester

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    Jan 3, 2011, 06.19 AMby squiddlepop

    Wow…this is so cute. I love the dress and the lace looks so cool.

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    Oct 4, 2010, 02.58 PMby kihli

    Wow, such a cool dress!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.40 AMby solsticefire

    Really Cute!! You did a great job! I love the original dress too!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 01.54 AMby lizajane09

    It’s lovely! I really the shape. Did you use a pattern?

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      Oct 4, 2010, 02.02 AMby emlynn

      Thanks for the comment! No, I didn’t use an existing pattern, I made one using measurements from the vintage dress and then altered it along the way.

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