Lace Insertion Navy Dress

Project Description

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 :) 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.

What you will need

  • Navy blue cotton re-emroidered eyelet; white cotton 1 inch wide insertion lace.

Q&A with JillStraw

Purdy Cheese asked:
Look fabulous,
JillStraw answered:
thank you so much!
Katrina Walker asked:
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!
JillStraw answered:
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!!
Archangels1946 asked:
Love the way this turned out! Well done.
JillStraw answered:
Thank you so much!
Karine_enjoying asked:
Very very nice idea, makes the dress look less severe and lightens it up a lot.
JillStraw answered:
Thanks karine! That's was just what I had hoped for in using this technique. I appreciate your feedback. :-)

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