Sunday, 20 October 2013

Beatrice: technical features

Working with lace is rewarding. This lace pattern has some texture and doesn't fray so it's a breeze to easy with. And puckers don't show and move lace pieces around and there's no risk of it showing.
This shows the top section of Beatrice.
Laura's instructions are clear and the lapped zipper closure was a new technique that I learnt making Fifth Avenue and is also a feature on Beatrice. 
The back pleat with a lovely lace back. I added this at the hemming stage.
 Below is a close up of the neckline 'notch' detailing. They're sharp.
The bodice length is the same as the pattern but I've adjusted the darts to sit closer together.
The skirt hem has the scalloped edge of the fabric. I've used a fine cotton for the body of the dress. 
While this is a pale off-white yellow colour, I've used a honey colour trim at the waistline.
The pockets are kangaroo pockets.
The kangaroo pocket are deep so I've cut them back by 2". I do that with all pockets.
I'll do the in real life photos this week but I got excited to have finished Beatrice today and just had to show you.

13 comments:

Merche Martinez said...

I love lace, but don´t like so much working with it.
That dress is looking fantastic!

Gabrielle said...

This dress is lovely - beautiful fabric and great details.

L said...

Your dress is really pretty. I love lace, but am scared to work with it. I'd love to see your action photos.

Kirsty said...

This looks beautiful and I can't wait to see it on. Something tells me that I wouldn't find it that easy to work with but the finish on your dress is inspiring.

badmomgoodmom said...

Really pretty and I hope to see it modeled on you soon.

Is the lace soft or scratchy?

Dk's Wife said...

It looks lovely. I cannot wait to see it on you.

prttynpnk said...

This is lovely!!!!

Kyle said...

You are fully back in action aren't you? YAY!

Kristy said...

Your dress looks beautiful - quite a modern style mixed with the lace is really interesting. Where will you wear this though? It's a bit too classy or most situations!

BeaJay said...

That dress is so beautiful. Gorgeous lace. You have done a wonderful job with it.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

It is a lovely dress - good idea to line it in cotton - makes it more wearable on warmer days. The pockets must have been deep. I like the little pleat insert at the back - it will give a nice little flip when walking.

Sharon said...

Beautiful dress and love the neckline and what a great idea to add the lace the hem vent.

Gail said...

The neck detail are lovely. I love dresses with pockets, so this design detail is a winner with me.

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