Handmade White Lace Dress

Hi everyone! My name is Angela and I’m excited to be a style contributor here at sugarbee crafts. At my blog, Handmade in the Heartland, I show recipes, crafts and DIY projects, parenting tips, home decor ideas, lots of dessert recipes and the occasional fashion post. I’d love for you to pop over and see my blog. Today I’m excited to share a dress that I made, its one of my favorite summer looks and with a little direction I’m sure you can make one too!

White lace handmade dress
Photography by Bre 
I purchased this fabric a while ago and it sat in my fabric bin calling my name, do you ever do that? I have more fabric than I’d like to admit that is sitting in the craft closet- it will all get made into something someday, I promise! When I decided to create a dress out of it I was immediately drawn to the edge of the fabric which has a natural scalloped edge so I used that as the hem of the skirt and sleeves.  I love the look of the scallop but also that fact that I don’t have to hem it, 2 birds 1 stone. :) 
White lace handmade dress
Photography by Bre 
Because I make patterns I created my own pattern for this dress, if you are wanting to make a similar dress go to your fabric store and look for a basic shift dress pattern.  I love elbow length sleeves and if your pattern doesn’t have the length you want you can always extend the pattern a few inches by taping paper and using a ruler add an inch or two.  
White lace handmade dress
Photography by Bre 
When working with lace you obviously have to line the piece you are making. I used a silk lining for the sleeves and a cotton/poly blend for the dress, just something light and soft to go under against your body.  I did hem the lining but like I said no need to hem the lace because of the edge work! 
White lace handmade dress
Photography by Bre 
If you haven’t made a dress for yourself I think you should take on the challenge.  Pick something simple to start.  This silhouette was so easy it only has 3 pattern pieces- a front, back and a sleeve, there is an invisible zipper in the back and since its only knee length I’m pretty sure I used about 2 yards of fabric. You’ll be so happy with yourself after you finish! 
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