Heidi (the bride and my new sister!) was wanting a pencil skirt with lace so I used this skirt as inspiration,
and we came up with these,
We used Butterick B5466 and daisy lace fabric from Mood. It was nice because it turned out to be both mine and Heidi's favorite of all of the laces that I managed to find and it also happened to be about 1/5 the price so that worked out really well.
A word of advice for anyone who's wanting to make a skirt out of venice lace though, HAVE ACCESS TO A SERGER. Oh my gosh, my serger saved me. Polyester type lace doesn't fray but heavier weight laces fray like crazy. So seriously have a serger on hand and if that's not possible, you can come use mine. ha seriously though you need a serger. Also for the scalloped hem, I used fray check and fray check spray. You can typically find lace that already has a scalloped selvage edge but this lace didn't so we just created one. It was tedious but really easy so don't fret if you can't find scalloped lace.
And just for the fun of it..
:) haha sorry, I had to.