February 19, 2013

my cut out lace challenge

I made this dress as an experiment. I was inspired by the laser cut lace dresses which have been around for the past year or so. So I designed the print, drew it to fit the pattern pieces. Transfered the print to black fabric. Carefully cut out the design. Sewed it to a tulle pattern piece, then .... well I will post a tutorial for the dress within the next few days! 
  
Oh and the dress was an experiment for my sisters (kaye of course) bridesmaids dress. Yes I am about to say the 'E' word. I am engaged so this will be a year of experimenting with semi formal/formal wear! Hopefully I will finish the year of 2013 with some labour intensive dresses... aka my ultimate (or ultimate for the time being) dresses.


 
 
 




 
These photos were taken on two separate mornings. Luckily on the second morning the snow looked wonderful on the trees.
 
And I entered the dress into the Burdastyle competetion as the pattern is from the new Burdastyle sewing vintage modern book. It got into the top 20 looks which is nice. People are voting for it here. Perhaps I will review the book on my blog.
 
Watch this space for the tutorial for the dress!

28 comments:

  1. Wow that must of took some doing!! Looks lovely though! Thumbs up to experimenting :)
    P.s can't wait to read the tutorial :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope to have the tutorial ready soon:)

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  2. Really awesome dress & congratulations! It would look stunning as a bridemaids dress.

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    1. Thanks! I think it would look nice too:)

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  3. Great, well done! i love the pattern, this dress has something very edgy and special :)

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  4. This is amazing! I am so impressed with the creativity and detail of the lace technique, and it turned out beautifully! How did you ever think of this?

    You won my vote, by the way!

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    1. Thanks! I have seen a lot of pieces of jewellery and clothing which have been laser cut. So I thought that I would do my own manual version.

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  5. Congratulations on your engagement and on this beautiful dress. It's stunning.

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  6. Jeepers! This is amazing! This looks absolutely smashing on and I can't wait to see the how to on getting this effect. Magnificent!

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  7. I saw it on Burdastyle first, I will say it again: AMAZING!
    Congratulation on your engagement!

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  8. Aahh congratulations!! I hope you'll keep us updated on all the pretty things!

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words! ... hopefully I will have a heap of pretty things to show:)

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  9. Wow!This is amazing!

    http://thewardrobe-project.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Holy cow! This is amazing and beautiful. I can't wait for the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks! Tutorial coming soon....hopefully very soon!

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  11. Commented at Burdastyle... voted for you too because this really is brilliant!

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    1. Thanks! I really appreciate your comments!

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  12. your dress is so beautiful, it has a very eerie quality about it. i am also quite amazed at the craftmanship and time you put into it! i cannot wait to learn more about your technique. also, i voted for you for the burda style contest, although i am your competition ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for your insightful and encouraging words! And thanks heaps for the vote. I really like your black dress, the lace makes it a great little black dress!

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  13. That is a really cool idea. Your backgrounds are always really mystical and I love it, it makes your blog look enchanting.

    Tori
    http://thepolishededg3.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Really impressive ! I love this dress !

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