Friday, September 2, 2011

Black Lace, Taupe Lining

The wedding is tomorrow and the dress is finished.  I worked on it in brief time periods, but finally it is ready to wear.  Although the pattern is quite simple, I did give a lot of thought to working with lace  as I've never done it before.  The biggest consideration was how to construct the bodice with its seams and darts while keeping the lace edge across the upper front.  Finally worked that out by doing three layers of fabric, the lace, underlining and lining.  The skirt was done following the pattern instructions.  I thought about doing a narrow belt with a bow, but it looks nice in its simplest form.  I really love the pockets, they're in the side seams and are made of the taupe lining so they can't be seen.  I can't wait to wear it!  Dancing anyone?

I don't remember if I mentioned it, but I chose the lace at Mood in N.Y., it's rather heavy and I love the open pattern, sort of gives a black and white effect to the dress that adds an interesting texture to the look.  I don't want to look nude underneath.

Interestingly enough, the dress can look casual or dressy, I thought this would be a one event dress, but I think I'll get a bit of wear out of it.

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  1. It is a beautiful dress. The perfect style to showcase the lace. I agree that you can wear it for all kinds of occasions. Hope you had fun at the wedding.

  2. Wow! That came out as beautifully as I thought it would. You are such a talented seamstress! I hope you post some pictures of you in the dress with it styled the way you like...even if the pics are headless or blurred out because I can only imagine it looking great on you.