I’ve found new fun technique to sew – lace insertion! For some time I wanted to try it and now you can see my first project.. I picked a simple and loose bodice for this dress, so I could make arranging trims for the first time easier.. Basically, I took the bodice and sleeves from Stylish Dress Book, but not from any particular pattern.. All patterns in the book are like playing with Lego, you can easily combine parts you want without making any adjustments.. The skirt is simple gathered rectangle from the fabric that was left.. I was afraid that inserting lace trims would not be easy with this rayon fabric.. Luckily, that wasn’t the case, and everything went smoothly..
I found this tutorial for lace insertion.. Easy to figure out only by looking at photos.. My cotton trim is very simple, not a true lace.. Because my trim is sheer, I decided to place it at the upper part of the front bodice.. The pattern for trim I made by myself.. Just started playing with the trim, and it all fall into place.. I placed one trim to go from the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve.. That way there are no visible shoulder seams.. The neckline is finished with black cotton bias tape.. I think it goes well with the trim..
You cannot imagine how much I love how this turned out.. Black trim makes nice contrast to this black and white fabric.. It all looks much better in person.. We have terrible weather here.. Taking photos was a bit tricky.. Mine photos were too bad, except a few decent ones with details.. A reason more to show you my friend Sandra who looks so sweet in this dress (thanks Sandra)..
For the end, I wanted to share with you that next week I’m going on a short trip to Berlin :D I still can’t believe that it’s truly happening.. If you have any recommendations for fabric and notions shopping, or anything related to sewing and any other interesting places to see I would be happy to hear from you :)