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« on: February 23, 2010 11:28:09 AM »

sooo i was browsing vintage patterns on ioffer.com after purchasing a pattern for a snood (a friend requested i make one for her)... and i saw this dress:

I don't think it comes with a pattern for i guess what would be called the 'lining' of the dress...? The pattern is for the crocheted portion only, i am assuming (i'll be getting it in the mail later this week). My mom and i are going to sew up the 'under dress' (since i don't know the correct term for that part of the dress... lol). I've got to figure out how we're going to do that since the pattern i'm getting probably doesn't have info for that part... hmm.

anyway... i'm going to get started on this probably by next month. Our wedding isn't until 2011 but i want to make sure i have plenty of time to get this done.

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010 11:41:46 AM »

That is stunning! Good luck Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010 11:46:11 AM »

That is amazing!  You have to post pics of it when you get it done.

The lining actually looks pretty simple, just a sleeveless sheath with a circle skirt, but the skirt looks like it may need some sort of petticoat under it to keep it puffed out at the bottom like that.  Tulle might work if you need it.

Anyway, it looks amazing and will be perfect for your wedding day!

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 11:57:02 AM »

thanks, Sazzra and BethieB...

Bethie- that's what i was thinking also... i'm just hoping the pattern will at least tell us how to attach the crocheted part to the fabric dress. hmmm. we'll figure it out somehow, i'm sure. lol. I'll definitely use a petticoat or crinoline (whichever is appropriate for the dress, i guess... ?) underneath.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 12:03:13 PM »

Ooooh, WOW, that is beautiful!

I don't know much about sewing, but I found this little tutorial.  Seems pretty basic and maybe it will help...  http://www.ehow.com/how_4466379_put-lining-dress.html  Basically, the crochet layer of the dress will serve as the pattern for making the lining.  It sounds really good in theory! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 12:19:31 PM »

That is gorgeous!  Personally, I'd go ahead and make the strapless version of this dress:  http://butterick.mccall.com/b4443-products-5395.php?page_id=155, and either just wear the crocheted dress over it, separately, or hand-tack it to the outer layer of the completed dress.  (I'd also add a lining to the skirt portion of that dress, just because I'm a completionist...the bodice is already fully lined, which is what helps it stay up without boning.)

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010 12:31:13 PM »

Oh, that will be fabulous!  Good luck...I can't wait to see some in progress pics!

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010 07:42:37 AM »

well, i got the pattern in the mail the other day. Turns out it calls for 1/4" silk organdy (now known as organza) ribbon. hahahahaha! not only is actual *silk* ribbon pretty much impossible to find, i'm having a VERY hard time finding 1/4 inch ribbon... and the stuff i do find comes in 25 yard spools. I need twenty to twenty two 100 yard spools of the stuff! LOL.

thankfully, after an hour or two of googling last night i found a site that may let me order it by the yard; i have to contac them to figure out if they will break it up into 25, 50 or 100 yard spools. I'm hoping for 100 yard spools, since that's what the pattern calls for. It may not make a difference but i don't want to have a bunch of strips left over that are too short to use.

 It's nylon organza but at this point i think that even if i found real silk organza ribbon the cost would be wayyyy more than i'm able/willing to spend. Nylon should be fine, i think.

Also, the lining of the dress is simply layers of tulle, cut to the shape of the dress, darted at the waist and tacked on to the dress! yikes. HAHAA. i'm thinking a layer of thin cotton between me and the tulle might be nice to have.

I'm hoping to get started on this within the month:)

« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010 12:54:41 PM »

the dress is gorgeous!! good luck with it.

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