Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lace it UP March! All Over Lace Tutorial

Ready for another lace it up tutorial? This one is so fast and easy too! and sooo cute! I honestly think I need to make myself this dress! I am in love with the all over lace and the side ties!

I used the Portrait peasant. but you could also use the Leighanna, or Devon (adult version). If you use the Leighanna or Devon skip this collage for lengthening the pattern and just use your desired cutting length.

Next cut your pieces out of fabric and again out of lace. I used a lace tablecloth I found at the thrift shop for this dress.  Once your pieces are cut put your lace on top of your fabric everything right sides looking at you and baste stitch around all the edges. 

Next to get the drawstring waist do 2 lines of stitching across the bodice. I did 2.5 inches down from the arm pits.  

Sew the dress as per the pattern now! and when done the holes in the lace are perfect for threading some small ribbon through. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon - one for the back and one for the front and then tie on each side and distribute the gathers. You could as an alternative do a casing on the inside with bias tape and use elastic.

All done and oh so cute!

What do you think? Would you were this look as an adult? or make this for a child?

1 comment:

Liberata said...

I like this idea, but I would use a smaller scale lace pattern for a little girl. I like your patterns for 18-inch dolls, by the way.