Sewn : Crochet Lace Midi Dress

Thursday, March 26, 2015


This post has been a long time coming, I made this dress a while ago but it's taken me forever to take pictures. The Salt Flats are forever and a day away so I had to wait until we could make a day of it. (Shout out to my mom who will take crazy 3 hour trips out to the middle of nowhere with me! haha)





So this dress is a re-creation of this dress from ASOS, but I didn't want mine to have a low back so I made one with a scooped back instead. I used this lace from Etsy and cream satin from Joann's for the lining. I'm pretty sure it's this listing (in ivory) but I'm not sure so don't hold me to that. 



I drafted the pattern because I couldn't find a pattern with a similar bodice (It overlays the skirt so it's not attached to the waist like the lining is.) The skirt is just a basic rectangle cut out and sewn together, and gathered at the waist.



The bodice was a little hard to figure out at first, I had to figure out how the zipper was going to work with the overlaying lace and the lining underneath. But in the end I just used the same pattern piece for each layer but didn't do waist darts for the lace, and sewed them both into the zipper in the back. That makes no sense but it worked perfectly! haha 



The zipper is just a 12" invisible one from Joann's. 



The bodice has french seams where possible (not on the zipper, and curved seams) and then the neckline is a bias finishing.






Pattern: Drafted
Lining Fabric: Ivory Satin from Joann's

69 comments:

  1. This dress, location, you... the whole picture is so beautiful!

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    1. Rachel thank you so much! Sorry this is such a late reply, I still had to tell you thank you though because this was such a sweet comment.

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  2. STOP. This dress is the cutest thing EVER! You seriously need to do a fashion show, people would love your work. But holy dang I love this dress! I think it's cuter than the ASOS one. I want to see a close-up of the back!

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    1. Oh my gosh Kailee! What a compliment coming from you, thank you!! Sorry this is forever and a day late by the way, haha seriously thank you though

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  3. Some of the best sewing blog photos I've ever seen. Really beautiful.

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    1. Wow THANK YOU. Man compliment of the century, thank you so much Suzie.

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  4. Lovely! It's perfectly light!

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    1. Thank you!! Can thank Mother Nature for that one :) since I certainly didn't have any part in it. haha

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  5. gorgeous dress and gorgeous photos!

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  6. Beautiful & ethereal. Gorgeous pictures too x

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  7. This dress is gorgeous! And your photos are amazing :)

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    1. Ahh thank you, that's so nice to say,

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    1. Thanks Shantel! (Ignore that this is like 3 months late.. haha)

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  9. Wow! You are such a talent. Beautiful dress and photo shoot! Worth the long drive!

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    1. Thanks Lisa!! Definitely agree, I love exploring new places like this so it definitely made it worth it. (Though I wasn't the one driving or paying for the gas so maybe I should let that person be the decision maker, haha)

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  10. You're so talented! What a stunning dress and breathtaking location!

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    1. Thanks so much Marie!! Love your name by the way, that's my middle name. :)

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  11. Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous dress!

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  12. AMAZING! You are beautiful and so talented. Great work!

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    1. McKenzie thank you!! That seriously means a lot from me coming from you, thank you. (Yes this is forever late, haha)

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  13. Such a truly beautiful dress, serene and professional photos! Worth a 3hr trip!

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    1. Thank you so much. What a nice comment, thank you!!

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  14. absolutely breathtaking, you, the dress, the photos, the scenery! kudos to your mom too :)

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    1. Thanks so much Oona :) I love getting comments from you, they are always so nice and sincere Oona.

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  15. This dress is so adorable and it looks great on you!

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  16. What a dreamy dress and in such a stunning location.

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  17. beautiful dress, it turned out great!

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    1. Thanks Havalah! Thanks so much for leaving a comment, I appreciate it

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  18. Love that white midi dress! I’m usually a short dress/skirt kind of person too, but I love the way midis look! They add a hint of sophistication :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Ya I'm definitely on the midi skirt bandwagon, I'm a bit obsessed at the moment! haha I love short dresses though too :)

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  19. You look DARLING! Like a floaty ethereal angel :)

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    1. Wow compliment of the year, thank you!!

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  20. Great your all outfit looks nice. i think this are the best midi dress.

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  21. This is really, really beautiful! As always, your work is perfect! And the setting- wow! Gorgeous pics!

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  22. Could. Not. Be. Cuter. What a perfect remake!! The pictures are stunning also =D

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    1. Ok you are the cutest, and sweetest, thank you!!

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  23. Great dress!
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  24. Haylee I love this! Please open an etsy shop. ;) Can't get over how talented you are!

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    1. Lily!! I miss you girl, long time no talk. Thanks by the way, that of course means a TON coming from the miss stylist herself. :) Thanks girl!

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  25. What a great make! it's all sorts of awesome sauce!

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  26. The dress looks absoloutely beautiful x

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  27. Hi
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  28. You are looking so incredible in this crochet lace midi dress .Looking wonderful in this dress.This blog is really so awesome and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. This is absolutely stunning cloth. The midi dress is really having a moment & it is perfect for pulling off this season’s demure ladylike trends. This colour of your midi dress is adorable. The darker you are in skin tone, the darker shade of white will best suit you.

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  30. I like this dress tell me how can i get that.,?

    white lace dress

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  31. This is amazing. I love the color. I wish I could pull off wearing it myself!

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  33. Thanks for sharing, i think lace dress
    is indispensable to the fashion world, and never go out of style.do you think so ??

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