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Downtown Lace Dress Tutorial


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This attractive half sleeve dress is perfect for a night out on the town... or use a lighter color and wear it to brunch! Lace is on trend these days, but why spend hundreds of dollars on a name brand dress when you can make one yourself? The step-by-step instructions are easy to understand and geared toward all sewing levels (even beginners). All you need is two yards of stretch lace fabric, two yards of solid stretch fabric, scissors, and a sewing machine. This tutorial is set up so that you will use your own measurements as the basis for the dress. That way, the tutorial can be used for any size. This tutorial does not include actual pattern pieces; instead, a diagram will be scaled up according to your specific measurements. Go ahead, give it a try! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY attach arms SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The tutorial can be used for any size - it is set up so that you will use your own measurements as the basis for the dress.

Supplies Needed

  • 2 yards of stretch lace fabric
  • 2 yards of plain stretch fabric (for lining)
  • matching thread

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