Lace is on fire this season, especially the lace dress!
This week’s look has been spotted many times this spring from designers like, Oscar De La Renta and Chloe.
Seeing that I don’t have $3490 to spend on a dress this week, Sorry, Oscar,
I thought it would be wise to make my own because I’m so thrifty like that…. or because it’s out of necessity, ha!
So anyways, this lace and sheer combo shift dress is a very flirty dress and very similar to last year’s Juicy Couture tutorial, here, the only except is that it’s more body conscious.
For for this specific look, I’m using one of my must have patterns from McCalls, m6886.
If you are new here, I have used this trusty old pattern over and over as it is a classic silhouette and can be used over and over each season.
I have to be a little honest,
I’m starting to feel a little self conscious of the many times I go back to this easy look (here, here, here),
but it’s a classic silhouette and I promise, eventually I will get over it but I have to get it out of my system – ha!
I’m also choosing this pattern over others because I found a very similar lace over at the Loft at Michael Levine’sin LA that has a great stretch.
When recreating this Oscar de La Renta inspired look, you will need:
- McCalls Pattern, m6886
- enough lace to make dress C”,
- and a matching solid for underneath.
- When cutting fabric, you want to cut the lace about 5 inches longer at the hem, as seen below,
- THEN, continue to sew according to pattern instructions and you are DONE.
It’s such an easy pattern that it can be completed in an afternoon.
When styling, I’ve really loved the white lace and black detail game.
By not matching my dress with my shoes and purse, it helps my ensemble look less like I’m getting married and more high fashion.
Especially with this Nicole Lee Tropical Flowers Print clutch!
I am obsessed with this tropical floral print print,
it was hard deciding which one I liked best as it comes in a few other colors (white, pink, and black)!
But like ALL of the Nicole Lee purses I own,
the craftsmanship detail is out of this world.
I love the sleek design and as an-on-the-go mother of four, I’m obsessed with the strap option.
Most clutches are shoulder strapless, so I really appreciate something effortless to wear!
Thanks for stopping by and have a glamorous day!
In collaboration with Nicole Lee. ALL thoughts and opinions are my own.
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