emerald and sapphire

I chose these fabrics from Selective Fine Fabrics in March when I did Susan Khalje’s guipure lace skirt workshop in Brisbane.

This dress pattern is New Look 6000.
We finally had a wedding to wear this dress to and this dress was so easy to wear.

Lace Guipure piecing
The hand sewing took many hours to do.

This shows the hand tacked seam lines I used on the fabric.
This photo gives you a glimpse of the lace matching work that I had to do so the back lace is uninterrupted and fits my shape.

There are over 15 snaps used along the centre back lace so that the lace sits over the centre back zipper.
The neckline piecing was nail-biting but worth doing.
All the techniques I learnt in Susan’s course have been used on at least 4 pieces I’ve made this year.

Now you know why working with guipure lace can be addictive.

The finished product will always be an original. Your original.

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