Wanting to be a part of the masses, I had to have a lace dress and in comes Butterick 5672. It's a close-fitting lined dress with left pleats, invisible zipper and with sleeves or sleeveless options. However, instead of using the actual dress pattern pieces, I use the lining pieces (noted here), which consist of the front & back bodice, front skirt which I traced off for the back as well. The lining pieces have become a tnt, (made here, here & here) the fit is right on point, the bust, waist and back darts afford me shaping. In addition, I included neckline darts as well and love that I can just whip it out and make a dress without worrying about fitting issues.
Thank You Alethia!!!
The shell of the dress went together effortlessly, I serged the seams
For the back bodice, I used a black stretch polyester and an exposed zipper using Colleen's technique.
For the lining I used a lt. grey lightweight knit.
During the cutting process, I decided that I would use the selvidge edge for the skirt hem, which did not require any hemming... yeah !!!
Did a basic hem for the lining, just serged and folded to the inside and followed with a final stitch. For the armholes, I basted the lace and lining together, serged and flipped to the inside and final stitched.
Can I tell you......... this dress is my lace dream.. simple, perfect and paired with Sheilaz Scissorhands haircut.. priceless.....
I can rock it day or night, for cocktails and casually with a jean jacket & sandals.
Of course, this is the office ensemble with a cream/beige snake print blazer... eclectic anyone.
After this... I think one more is needed... and I have the perfect coral lace...
Have a Great Week.