Monday, November 26, 2012

Erdem Margot Red Lace inspired formal dress



Here she is. Looking lovely and oh so grown up!

For Gabby's formal dress our style and colour inspiration came after seeing the beautiful Erdem Margot red lace dress on Pinterest. Soon after, we received a delivery of this stunning red chantilly French lace and that was it - Gabby's mind was definitely made up.

Making the whole dress in chantilly lace was going to be costly so fortunately we had the perfect colour match for the lace in our 100% silk faille 'Cromwell Red' (available at Tessuti Surry Hills and Melbourne only), which I used to bind the neckline, line the lace bodice and for the circular skirt.

We searched high and low for a suitable pattern to recreate the dress, settling on Butterick 5520 for the bodice and sleeves (view A). The raglan sleeves were tapered down at the shoulder seam edge (the pattern has an allowance for shoulder pads) and the bodice was altered for better fit as well as changing the waist dart to a princess seam. For the bottom part of the dress, a 3/4 circle skirt was drafted using the circle skirt calculator. This was so flattering as there were no side seams - just the one seam at centre back. 

She looked beautiful and was happy and I'm one proud Mamma! 


15 comments:

  1. Oh, she looks gorgeous! Divine colour! And once again, I love the lace peekaboo detail on the shoulders. Hope she had a wonderful night!

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    1. Hi katherine,

      Thank you, yep there's a bit of a lace sleeve trend around here!

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  2. Wowsers! The only thing more beautiful than this dress is your daughter! What an absolute beauty!

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    1. Thank you Julia! Hope you're doing well :)

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  3. Wow - such a lovely dress. Your daughter looks stunning.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Gabby looks amazing, what a fantastic Mum you are xxx

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  5. She looks amazing - absolutely stunning in that dress. Gosh you must be proud and yes, they grow up too quickly.

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  6. Your daughter looks amazing in her gorgeous dress, very proud Mum indeed. Loving meeting you last Saturday.

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  7. Absolutely stunning. I lOVE the colour, it really suits Gabby. So lucky to have such a gorgeous daughter and talented mother.

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  8. What an amazing dress and beautiful daughter and talented mother!

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  9. Thanks for all your lovely comments ladies!

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  10. She looks phenomenal! Congratulations on making such a stunning dress - what a talented seamstress you are. I love G's hair - so simple and yet so chic!

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  11. Hi this dress looks gorgeous! Where did you purchase your lace from?

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