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About My Dress
My own design
Medium enzyme washed ivory linen, handmade lace fan trim, Guipure Lace Ivory f2117 panel.
Time To Create:
The dress approx 4 days including draping toile design, the lace an additional approx 14hrs work
Dress Influenced By:
Vintage inspired. I draped this pattern, but was looking at a lot of designs & patterns from the 50's & 60's for inspiration. Specifically McCall's 5406 from 1960; and I based the neckline on a modern Vogue pattern, 8280.
I hand screen printed the Lace Fan design on to my linen. The print design is my own.
I made the lace trim along the neckline by hand, using the bobbin lacemaking method. I chose this particular lace fan shape to echo the Lace Fan print & matched the print colour to the Ecru Egyptian Cotton of the lace.
I love the look of a cinched waist & made the belt so it matched the print on the bodice front.