Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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Because I needed another off-white lace dress...

Wow, that weekend was amazing. Husband was out of town Thursday through this evening, so I had a lot of time on my hands. Saw two friends plus my mom, did some furniture renovating (can't wait to share that one...), cooked up a storm last night, and finished several sewing projects while watching old SNLs on Hulu Plus and dramatic Ryan Gosling movies. 

One of my completed projects is this lovely lace dress! I got this awesome off-white allover floral lace c/o Wholeport and figured I'd make a simple fit-n-flare dress out of it. Even flipping through my May and June magazines, I saw some similar inspirations! Both of these...

I was imagining something like this...

Or this, minus the sparkles and sheer panels...

Then I realized I already have two lovely ivory lace dresses I've made... this one, the polka dot stretch net (they still have this at JoAnn, btw, in ivory and light mauve), and this one, a more retro sheath dress style which I wore for our anniversary pics.

Oh, well. This one's different. I gave it a circle skirt but didn't have enough lining to do a circle skirt lining, so gave it a basic gathered skirt. Oh, I used Simplicity 1873 for the bodice. Super basic, classic shape. Net/stretchy ivory lace c/o Wholeport, and it's way softer than the scratchy stuff they have at cheaper fabric stores. I like the pattern more, too.

Circle skirts are so fun! Hope I find more places to wear this to differentiate it from my other lace dresses! ;)


  1. That dress is darling! Very flattering on you :)

    Ebone @ California Bluebell

  2. Very pretty! There's no problem with too many lace dresses :)

  3. I LOVE lace dresses - you can never have too many! It's gorgeous, can't wait to make one of my own!

  4. Omg! I just finished up a similar (but not as cute) dress. I'll have to come back and share. :)

  5. Looks great!! I just got another off-white (eyelet) dress too.... hehe. (:

  6. so pretty! I agree a girl can never have too many lace dresses :-)

  7. This is so cute! I have lace dresses in blue & maroon, but if I find some suitable fabric it will be too tempting not to make one this colour!

  8. Hi, does this dress have a zipper and also how did you attach the lining?



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