5.18.2010

Inspiration Anthro : Vintage Lace Dress : Steps 31-36

Today we finish up the dress with the hem.

31 - Try your dress on and mark where you want your hem to hit. (I did mine at middle knee)

32- Take off dress and mark 1 1/2 " down from hem mark. Cut off excess fabric.



33- fold up the bottom edge of the skirt 1/2" and press.


34- fold up the edge another 1" all the way around and press.


35- On the right side of the fabric stitch all the way around the bottom edge of your skirt 3/4" from the edge. Backstitch at both ends.


36- Iron your dress. Try it on and enjoy!

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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Aren't you going to show us what it looks like on? I have everything I need to make this today. I hope mine turns out as good as yours did.

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  2. Big, huge hugs for this! I am so, so excited to do this and so thrilled and grateful that you shared it with us. I can't imagine all the work that went into putting these together, they're fantastic! Thanks again, I'll be linking.

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  3. Ditto mushbelly - can we see it on a real person? I'm seeing dresses like this all over the web, but am too chicken to try it myself...

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  4. that is darling! i am thinking i might use an old fitted t-shirt for myself. thanks for the great tutorial. i too would love to see it on. i'm hoping to make is this week in time for a wedding on saturday. thanks again!

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  5. I'm thinking a version with sleeves would be perfect for me. Gotta find a great basic white tee to chop up!

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  6. So cute! I love this.

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  7. So cute! I will have to try this sometime next week - but I think I will just use a black top I already have...we'll see how it turns out...

    By the way, just a question on technique. If your fabric is long enough, could you just sew it on to the elastic in one piece? And then sew up the one seam? Or would that create strange and unflattering things to happen?

    Thanks for sharing such amazing ideas!

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  8. Shirley, you could definately have just one seam if your fabric is wide enough. it shouldnt do anything weird at all. a rectangle is a rectangle. cant wait to see everyone's finished products.

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  9. it is gorgeous! I'm going to make the skirt part right now, and then go shop for the rest of the materials later this afternoon!

    Thank you so much for this - hopefully there's be LOTS more tutorials on other gorgeous dresses!

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  10. yours looks beautiful. I had an okay time with the top and connecting the skirt to the elastic, but then I got some funny business when I connected the two parts. I still like it though. Thanks again for the great tutorial.

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  11. wow, just found this blog and i'm in love :) love love love!

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  12. Amy Stevens26.5.10

    I too am new to this blog and think you guys are soooooo creative! I can't wait to make this for my daughter, I just did the sweater for me and I love it! Thank you!

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  13. i LOVE this - can't wait to see the other projects come to life!

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  14. I just finished mine! Took one afternoon and then I hemmed it this morning. Love it, thanks!

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  15. Anonymous2.6.10

    G'day from Australia, Kelli

    I'm new to your blog and am in awe. I'd love to try this but am wondering if the skirt will fit when you put it on (head first)?

    Thanks,
    Patty

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  16. thank you for your tutorials, they are helpful! i am working on a modcloth knock-off at the moment. =)

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  17. I made two "dresses" today using these instructions. (One for me, one for a friend.) "Dresses" is in quotes because I'm keeping the embellished tank separate so I can mix and match both pieces in my wardrobe. Great tutorial!

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