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Lace Insertion Navy Dress

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Navy Empire A-Line Dress

Created in this Craftsy Course

Decorative Seams: Techniques and Finishes taught by Katrina Walker

Designer Katrina Walker shows you a wealth of classic couture-inspired seaming techniques to elevate simple garments to standout attire.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Unisex
Style Holiday, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Cute, Mod, Classic, Traditional, Whimsical, Formal / Bridal, Casual
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What materials did you use? Navy blue cotton re-emroidered eyelet; white cotton 1 inch wide insertion lace.

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What are you most proud of? Thanks to Katrina's help I was able to use a technique typically reserved for delicate seams and special occasion garments on a heavy, go-to dress. Also, I was very proud that I was able to match up the lace insertion on the side seams perfectly. The dress was nearly complete before I changed the style and I got lazy and didn't remove the original side seams. (yes I got lucky!) I'm least proud of the overexposed photo - I had to take it myself, in bad lighting. It was difficult to make the relevant details apparent. I apologize if anyone's eyes are burning :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Definitely try this technique - there are so many beautiful insertions available and it's not limited to lace. I can see myself using a variety of insertions to create interesting seams and visual impact in the future.

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Look fabulous,

06/17/2013 Flag

thank you so much!

06/18/2013 Flag

Hurrah, it's the navy eyelet dress! Great thinking on the lace insertion - it really does have great eye appeal with the navy contrast. As Purdy said - fabulous!

06/17/2013 Flag

thank you! without your experience and insight it never would have come together without a hitch, it' so much fun to throw on and dress up or down, The lace seam will certainly get tested. Can't wait to try more of your techniques!!

06/18/2013 Flag

Love the way this turned out! Well done.

07/25/2013 Flag

Thank you so much!

07/26/2013 Flag

Very very nice idea, makes the dress look less severe and lightens it up a lot.

09/02/2013 Flag

Thanks karine! That's was just what I had hoped for in using this technique. I appreciate your feedback. :-)

09/04/2013 Flag