I'm starting to feel like I might actually finish my never-ending pile of unfinished sewing projects.

This lace has been waiting to be used for a long time. Even though I only added a tiny bit on the shoulders I think it makes the dress. I left the edges unstitched since the chiffon was simply too delicate to stitch it onto.

When working with loosely woven lace and extremely slippery chiffon I can't say I'd recommend using the narrowest possible bias tape like I did. It was worth the effort though! A narrow edge just looks so professional and is one of my favourite design features.

The design is loosely based on the Sandra Dress pattern.

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Yoshino Cherry

impeccable sewing, you must be quite patient. so awesome


absolutely triumphant. i fell that’s the right word here, since you took a UFO and set your laser beam to stun.

Fiona Parker

So gorgeous! I love the way you’ve used the lace!


love the lace details..

Debbie Iles



Wow, so cool! I love the lace details, and I think it really lets you see what is possible with the Sandra Dress.


This is really, really pretty.

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