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« on: February 15, 2011 07:49:19 PM »




This is what happens when you organize your craft room and find out that you're hoarded four boxes of random bits of white lace, much of it vintage, stained, and/or in fairly small lengths.  I'm now down to about 3-1/2 boxes...







I started out with a Butterick pattern (B5538), cut all the pieces out of muslin in the next size up from mine, and then collaged lace bits and sewed them down one piece at a time.  This part took about two months, since I'd do one piece and then have to put it down and come back later to give my brain time to recover.  Then all the assembly happened in a day, except for looking through the button jar for odd buttons in the right color scheme.  

The only modifications to the pattern were the ribbon loops sewn into the side back seams for the lacing, and the fact that I cut the side front panels extra long and then pleated them up again.  I also left off the cuff buttons from the original pattern because I haven't seemed to need them.  

Behold the pretty details!  Grin












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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011 08:24:32 PM »

That is just splendid!! What a wonderful way to use all those scrappies of lace, I love that blouse!  I like all the diff buttons on the front also!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011 08:40:34 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous! Usually I don't like anything with lace on it, but this is amazing! Especially considering all the work that you put into it. Great job ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011 09:21:30 PM »

I really like this, elegant without being showy.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011 03:12:12 AM »

So pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011 04:41:09 AM »

Wow, that's beautiful. It looks like it took alot of time and patience to create this piece!

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011 06:03:35 AM »

That is sooooo gorgeous!! I would love to attempt something like this, but it makes my brain hurt just thinking about all the cutting and measuring. Great job on this! It looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011 07:45:43 AM »

Thanks, everyone! 

Dreamchild556-- there actually wasn't really any measuring involved; I just did a lot of pinning things to the fabric, sewing them down, and then moving on to the next bit. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011 08:31:32 AM »

Beautiful and wearable! 
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011 12:24:39 PM »

Very beautiful, and it suits you so well! x
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011 02:21:17 PM »

so neat... and I'm not that into lace, either.  I expect it's the collage aspect.  so, what's the plan for the rest?  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011 02:46:35 PM »

so, what's the plan for the rest?  Wink

Next up is a pair of boots.  Lace-up, lace covered, with LED and sparkly bead accents, and this is the point at which I overreach myself and never get it done.  But we'll see.  (I now have the conductive thread and the switches, but the batteries are still in the mail, and they sent me the wrong LEDs by mistake.)

After that, who knows.  Possibly also a gibbous-style doll dress.   Wink
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011 03:58:20 PM »

I actually love lace, but I'm too scared to sew it as of yet. Beautiful work!
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