Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lacy Wrap Dress

In the process of stitching lots of practical things I find myself forgetting how much I enjoy working with lace. This dress has been designed and stitched to be a preday class at the Martha Pullen school in February and July of 2011. The entire front wrap bodice, back bodice and sleeve of the dress are strips of French and Swiss laces worked over a layer of silk organza. The skirt is silk organza over blue cotton batiste.







The bodice and sleeve edges are finished with entredeux, 1/4" Swiss edging, and running stitch worked with three strands of DMC floss.



Hailey did a little try on for me. Notice all the missing teeth - she's so happy to be going to kindergarten this year.

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! I love this technique of the lace to the organza. I didn't think you could top the jacket, but you have. Love the blue as well. Pretty.

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  2. Beautiful child and beautiful dress.

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  3. Gorgeous Dress! Love the sweet toothless smile too.


    Meg

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  4. Oh, Gail!!! It's even more beautiful on Hailey! I absolutely can't wait!

    Shanna

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  5. Lovely! That smile is priceless.

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  6. Love this dress! It is such fun to sew when you have cuties to model for you:)

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  7. Just love it! I could keep myself busy sewing just your designs...except I also have grandsons:)

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  8. Want. To. Make. This. Dress. NOW!!

    It's gorgeous. I'm in love!

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  9. Oh my stars...what an exquisite creation, Gail!!! I just adore this color & all the luscious laces you've used. Just BEAUTIFUL!

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  10. Gorgeous dress!!! I am sooooo looking forward to taking a class with you in March thru our local SAGA chapter!

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  11. oops! I guess it's April, not March - hehe! (Franklin, TN)

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Teaching Schedule for 2018

January
6-11 Sewing at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22-26 - Private Class

March
19-23 Teaching Studio
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April
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Boston, Mass
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10-14 Children's Corner
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May
30-June 2 Private Class

June
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July
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September
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October
4-10 Beating Around the Bush
Adelaide, Australia

22-26
Teaching Studio
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