Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Daisy Lace Dress Project

Last week, Gaylen found this beautiful dress that she coveted. Sadly, she felt $400 was just too expensive for a girl from the 'burbs. I agreed that it was well worth coveting, but not $400 worth. So we agreed to keep each other on track and make a reasonable facsimile of it by June.

I've sketched a rough plan of what I think the pieces should look like. Sadly, this is Sunday night (and Amazing Race is delayed, so I have time to confess that I'm going to do this, so you will all keep me honest), so I don't have time to work on it again until next Friday night. I'm going to make a trial run from this fabric.
If I love what I've drawn based on that white dress, I'll find fabric I love for the real thing. Updates in weeks to come!

13 comments:

gaylen said...

Oh that green is lovely. I got the simplicity pattern traced. Need to figure out a few things - can't wait to see how yours turns out! g

~~louise~~ said...

YOU are just amazing!!! Sewing for me is right up there with yeast & pie "a phobia." I can not wait to see what you create. I am certain it will be just fabulous!!!

Channon said...

I can't wait. If only I could justify another dress... I already have my new Easter dress AND a new dress for the JL annual meeting and a spare...

A.Marie said...

I cannot wait to see how this dress turns out! That is lovely material! :)

SusieLee said...

What a lovely dress...and I bet you will do a fabulous job making your own version. She will look so sweet....looking forward to pictures!

Sue said...

What fun to watch as you two come up with beautiful knock offs.

elbouwii said...

that so a nices dress!!! amazing!!


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Nichole said...

Can't wait to see what you 2 come up with!

buffalodick said...

My wife used to sew..but the flour sack company let her go..HeeHeeHee..

Pam said...

That dress is SO CUTE! Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Claire S. said...

Very pretty green ! Can't wait to see what you end up with.

I mentioned to g that there is one in the March Burda similar (no empire seam though) that I'd like to try. Maybe I should start looking for some fabric.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow! I would covet that dress too!! You're so lucky to be able to sew your own dresses, though - I wouldn't behind to know how! I'm lucky enough if I can sew a button back on! :-)

Hsin-Yi

Kitty M said...

OOh Marjie this is just gorgeous I bet you will come up with a fab design to rival the designer one. I've just done a post all about lusting after lace blouses!