It’s been a while since I last made a dress. The most recent dressmaking project was the PJ trousers I made for the OH, but before that I was working on the silver snake print voile maxi dress that I still have to sort out (remember the pesky fold at the back of the skirt? Still haven’t found the motiviation to fix it).
I’ve been thinking about making a dress with lace that I could dress down with Chucks or dress up with heels for a night out or a fancy event. While browsing for some inspiration, I thought this dress I saw on Coast fits my idea of the kind of dress I’d like to make:
Black Staten lace dress, £65 from Coast
I recently bought some new dress patterns from Etsy, specifically McCall’s #4598, Butterick #5582 and Butterick #5731), but my mind still drifts back to the idea of making a high neckline lace dress with lace sleeves, possibly with black lace and a nude coloured lining underneath.
I’ve already got the pattern (New Look #6723), the same one I altered to give my watercolour print tea dress a V-neckline. The pattern also comes with a bodice pattern with a wide boat neck and you can also add sleeves to it which is exactly what I had in mind. While high street stores these days like to sell dresses which end just above the knee, I like the traditional and somewhat modest look of the skirt hem falling just below the knee, which brings some elegance to the look and an idea of demurity.
I’ve had a browse around for inspiration and felt the dresses below were great examples to play around with for my own dress:
Little Mistress lace skater dress, £49 from Very
Karen Millen lace print dress, £175 from ASOS
Lace mix midi dress, £45 from ASOS
Definitions full skirt lace prom dress, £55 from Very
Teal floral lace belted skater dress, £22.99 from New Look
Scallop mesh insert lace skater dress, £38 from ASOS
Maxi dress in lace with wrap back detail, £50 from ASOS
South lace tunic, £25 from Very
Black zigzag rose lace sleeve skater dress, £22.99 from New Look
Light pink floral embossed skater skirt, £25 from River Island
South lace skater dress, £29 from Very
What do you think about a lace dress? Do you already own one or made one of your own?
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