Welcome, my new lace dress. I made this lace dress as I had the lace skirt lying around and decide it was time to something with it. I knew I didn’t want it as a skirt. I had tried that before but never wore it cause I didn’t like the length. I then thought of a dress and this got made creative juices flowing. I quickly came up with this sketch. Now I had an idea of what I wanted to do I’d looked for fabric. I held the skirt up to the few different fabrics but none of it went. My mum the suggested that I should use jeans. Now I didn’t want to use old jeans again and deal with different washes of jeans and never being able to cut a big enough piece . So I went to the fabric store instead and bought this chambray type fabric.
It took me a day or so to get to the fabric store so in the meantime I found a pattern for my lace dress. At first, I thought I would copy one from a top in my closet , I made the muslin but there were lots of problems. I really didn’t want to deal with fitting the muslin forever, so I let it go (aka I gave up on that pattern). I then went and look through the Burda style magazines and found a pattern I liked. I traced the pattern and sewed it up with muslin. This muslin was a bit too big but quickly taking in a few seams fixed that. I then marked the adjustments back on the paper pattern and we were good to go.
Once I had both the pattern and the fabric it was time to get to the actually making. I cut the pattern out with my rotary cutter, it makes cutting curves so much easier. I then started sewing it up. The lace dress went together fairly fast and I didn’t run into any big problems. I did have to sew an invisible zipper in the side seams which took awhile to figure out. Then I made cap sleeves by taking the pattern piece and cutting it shorter. I bias bind bother the armholes and the neck hole, I used grainline tutorial and it worked like magic. My neckline is flat there no awkward gaping and it looks so neat and professional on the inside.
I gather the skirt and bias bind the top edge. I then attached the skirt to the bodice. this went smoothly. The skirt does do this sudden poof outward which I don’t really like but I was going to wear it with a belt anyways. Other than that I really happy with this lace dress. It’s great and I can’t wait to wear the lace dress in public.