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…

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

31 comments

  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 …

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  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…

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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

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  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.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    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
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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