DIY Lace Dress

My obsession with lace continues…….. Lace is one of those delicate textiles you can’t help but prance in when you walk. It provides the perfect amount of coverage that doesn’t leave you looking too naked. This silk lace I found on moodfabrics.com is simply amazing! and works well with this Italian black suiting.
It’s very delicate and is way more amazing in person.
This dress was made with the bodice of McCalls M5927 with the following alterations:

-Added 2″ to the front and back of the neck -Cut the front and back bodice piece 6.5″ from the top to create an additional pattern piece and seam line.

-Added a 22″ zipper

The skirt of the dress was made by:
-Cutting one piece of fabric 40″ wide x 18″ long and cut in half lengthwise. (back piece)

-Sew the back pieces together using a 5/8″ seam allowance basting 7 1/2″ from the top of the skirt.

-Attach the remaining bodice zipper to the skirt back.-Cut one piece of fabric 21 wide x18″ long (front piece)

-Sew the front and back pieces together at the sides
-Line the side and back seams of the skirt up with the bodice seams, using the fabric between the seams to create the inverted pleats that line up with the bodice darts in the front and back.
-Sew the bodice to the skirt
-Added 5″ of lace to the hem of the skirt

-Serged the sleeve openings to seal

Dress-DIY
Shoes-Jason Wu
Clutch-Bottega Venetta

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14 Comments

  1. March 18, 2014 / 7:04 am

    I think this is the outfit I love best from you. So classy.

  2. March 18, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Love this! I actually have this pattern. I'll have to take another look at it now…

  3. March 18, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    So beautiful! That lace is incredible!

  4. March 18, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    Love it. Love how you take a pattern and make it yours.

  5. LaToya
    March 18, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    Can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE start doing video tutorials on how you adjust patterns???????? Reading the steps you excuted is one thing, but I really need to see it…

    Excellent job, as usual!!

  6. March 19, 2014 / 12:12 am

    Great job on this, so classy!

  7. March 20, 2014 / 7:27 am

    Gorgeous dress! Definitely want one!!! xo

  8. March 20, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    you have a new fan.. your style is 50 shades of amazing..
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  9. March 21, 2014 / 2:38 am

    So glad I came across your blog. I have a blog also where I make some of my own clothes but your blog has inspired me to take my sewing to another level

  10. March 27, 2014 / 1:12 am

    Wow, well done on the dress. Looks so good. Can't believe it's a DIY.

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