Monday, August 29, 2011

Lovelace dress for Claudia




I made this lace dress up for Claudia to wear to a wedding on the weekend, as there's a serious lack of suitable special occasion dresses for 12 year olds!!!

The dress was simple and very quick to make. For the bodice, I basted 100% Nylon two-tone chantilly lace 'Lovelace' onto 'Rosa Pink' silk satin and gathered the lace and a slightly less gathered silk satin together for the skirt. The armholes and neckline are trimmed with black silk georgette and to highlight the trim I added a black belt made from our lovely soft Mokuba grosgrain ribbon range.

To be honest Claudia's dress was inspired by these cute ballet style shoes!
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6 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and totally age-appropriate! There is certainly a hole in the market for tweens/early teens who look their age or are a little small. I had this problem with my step-daughter and I sewed a lot of dresses with s SBA! And pulled in necklines, etc! Your daughter is very lucky to have you!

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  2. Beautiful dress! She looks adorable and in such a good taste.

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  3. Utterly gorgeous and on trend!

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  4. I'm a stretch lace nut...and I wonder whether to make tops with some lace in it for my young nieces. I saw a young girl wearing a stretch lace tank recently as a layering pieces...which seems like something my nieces would do. I think lace, when it's not over the top, works for the younger set.

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  5. Totally agree with the lack of age appropriate clothing. What a gorgeous dress and so is Claudia.

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