Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Blue Lace Sheath

I was invited to a Summer evening wedding by a friend and wanted a new dress to wear to the occasion. I've always like the classic sheath dress and settled on New Look 6540 for the pattern. 

I opted for the sleeveless version with the lace overlay. I got this beautiful blue cottony lace from Joann Fabrics. Instead of constructing this with the lace as an overlay, I underlined with a blue broadcloth and treated the two fabrics as one. My lace did not have a border scallop, so hemmed the two fabrics as one. 

I cut one size smaller than recommended by the pattern. I graded out by 1/4 inch on each side along my abdomen and hips which is where I carry my extra weight. 

This was a breeze to make. I had no issues with construction. 

I 'm happy with the finished dress. I felt a little like Violet Beauregarde turning into a blueberry at first, but was reassured that it wasn't over the top. Lol!


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