Just one more – Butterick 6582

I just wanted to make this dress up because I had the fabric; the lace remnant; and the test dress worked. What I was curious about was how this dress would work in a medium weight fabric instead of georgette print.

I found that as tedious as hand sewing can be I loved spending the time handsewing the lace onto the dress. This took 5 hours to do but there was no deadline to meet and I had no other commitments ie, the housework for the weekend was finished. I even managed to do some weeding and watered the garden. It looks like we’ll need some rain this summer.

The fabric was a steal at Pitt Trading and the lace was a remnant from the ASG industry in June. I think this colour works without a tan too although Spring is in the air – in Queensland and not in Sydney today.

I don’t have an occassion to wear this dress but as the handwork was going to take time I wanted to have this in the wardrobe ready to wear for a special event than do a late night rush job when an occasion does pop up. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

As Sylvia gave me what was left on the roll, I have enough of this gold fabric to make a formal trench coat…

Thank you all for your lovely comments about the outfits I’ve been making too.


  1. This is a lovely dress and I agree about having a special occasion dress standing by for when you need it. A trench in this fabric will be lovely. I bought a length of bronze sateen several years ago with a view to making an evening trench and I've never quite gotten around to it …


  2. Oh wow! Very, very nice-love love the textured weft on this fabric, and the lace-it gives it a very luxe old-world look-reminds me of Victorian botanical illustrations and 'ladies past-times'. Very elegant. Add burgundy scarf maybe? To set off the rich tones in the lace when it's dark out…


  3. This is a very nice combination of materials, good colour on you, and a great fit. I have ALWAYS made special occassion clothes for SPECIFIC occassions, but too often finished literally in the last minute. This looks like much more fun.


  4. I love the dress. I also noticed and like the shorter length. Maybe you could wear it to our trench coat parade. But I absolutely refuse to let you make a spectacular, gorgeous, glamorous trench coat, and that's my story.


  5. Wow, the lace is so special. I'm totally impressed you did it by hand (I would have given up & zigzagged after about 30 mins). It's really pretty & I hope a special occasion comes up soon for you to show it off!


  6. Sorry, two comments on one post! Just wanted to say thanks so much for your sweet comment on my sewing classes post, it was much appreciated. Zoe xxx


  7. Beautiful dress and beautiful job. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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