DIY little lace mini

From November thru January of every year, I’m consumed with thinking about lace and sequins because of the holidays. But because I desire to wear that holiday look well beyond the few months in the year I generally stick with neutral colors.  While searching for a lace, I came across this Anna Sui lace that’s simply perfect.  It’s a medium weight with a lot of body……….perfect for a mini with movement.  Despite the fact it’s lace, an underlining wasn’t necessary.  It sews and cuts nicely but ironing is a bit of a challenge.  And it’s currently on sale for 50% off so hurry.

The dress was made using vintage Simplicity 6219 with the following pattern alterations:

-Cut the front bottom half of the pattern at an angle

-Remove 6.5″ from the back pattern piece

-Added a 9″x 120″ pleated hem ruffle


Dress- DIY

Booties- Barbara Bui

Sunglasses- Stella McCartney


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  1. January 24, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    This is so pretty!

    • Nikki
      February 5, 2018 / 3:26 am

      Thank you Pati

  2. Amanda
    January 28, 2018 / 7:44 am

    Love your style. You look amazing. I’m a bit of a novice, learn as I go sewer, your designs are inspiring! Going to buy one of your mccalls patterns to get me going.

    • Nikki
      February 5, 2018 / 3:22 am

      Thank you so much Amanda

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