Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Erdem Chocolate Linen & Lace Final

This dress was the one that I liked the most and was the most satisfied with...


The stats ~
Fabric:
Chocolate Linen from my fabric collection
Poly blend blue & brown Anna Sui Lace from my fabric collection

Notions:
22" brown invisible zipper
brown rayon bemberg lining
bias binding
brown rayon hem tape

Construction ~
The lace is the design feature that attracted me to the dress and how I achieved it is detailed in this post.  After getting the lace sewn to the linen, the rest of the dress was constructed as normal.  I mean I've made this dress almost 50 times so it's autopilot sewing once the design feature has been added.

A few more photos...

Hand on the hip pose

Side view showing lace detail

Back view

Dress worn with sweater

Like I said this was the dress that I was the happiest with...probably due to the fact that it IS based upon my TNT dress pattern and even though it looks like one I made during last summer's sewcation, I think the lace is more predominant in this version. Well at least I'm consistent! *LOL*  I stick with what works for me!  I have just one more dress from the sewcation to share with you this week.

...as always more later!





44 comments:

  1. Yay. It worked. And you're happy with it. I do love your colour choices.

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  2. It's a really lovely dress, and yummy colors!

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  3. Ooooh, I love this one! So pretty.

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  4. Your dress is very pretty, I like the contrasting colours with the lace over the linen.

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  5. When your dress came up on my reader, I said, "Oh, Wow!"

    It's so pretty and the fit is beautiful! I love brown and lace together for some reason...

    Great job!!

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  6. It's beautiful Carolyn - perfect combination of fabrics and design.

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  7. Simply gorgeous and the colours are lovely on you.

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  8. Of course you are happy with this one, it looks great! Simple, stunning and on-trend.

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  9. Great dress and even though it is from your TNT pattern, it has it's own individual style. I am trying to sew more from my patterns that I know work for me.

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  10. Another lovely dress - it's stunning and a wonderful 'take' on the Erdem range.

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  11. Very pretty, Caroline. You're glowing in this one.

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  12. I love that the lace is blue. And how the scalloped edge runs down the front. I could see it with a structured blazer, too.

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  13. Some of my fav dresses that you have made are from that TNT pattern of yours. This one is a real winner, Carolyn. The color combo is wonderful, and you look great in it.

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  14. Amazing, Carolyn--love the colors, the placement of the lace--and of course, your obvious joy in wearing it!

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  15. Love it..Looks great on you.. And the lace is beautiful.
    So proud you enjoyed your staycation, and got such lovely garments from it. Happy sewing.

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  16. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love brown and blue together.

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  17. It looks amazing!! That lace is a stunner, and your use of it is perfect.

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  18. That is gorgeous!!! I love your color combination.

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  19. That is definitely a WOW dress! - looks SO good on you!

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  20. This is SO PRETTY! I love it! Great job, gal!

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  21. ”Nothing in the world can take the place of
    Persistence.
    Talent will not; nothing is more common than
    unsuccessful men with talent.
    Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
    proverb.
    Education will not; the world is full of educated
    derelicts.
    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
    The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will
    solve the problems of the human race.”
    --Calvin Coolidge

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  22. Man! That is a fabulous dress! Would you dress me? g

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  23. This dress is absolutely beautiful. I love the lace! The color is just delicious. You look great in it.

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  24. Absolutely, beautiful. You have certainly gotten a lot of mileage out of your TNT.

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  25. Fabulous dress - it is very flattering the way it creates a column down the middle.

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  26. This is such a lovely, lady-like look--it is really stunning on you.

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  27. What can I say except - LOVE. The color combination is one of my favorites and the dress is fabulous.

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  28. Beautiful dress. Love what you do with a TNT, now if only I could establish a TNT for myself, that would be 75% of the battle completed...LOL!

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  29. That lace panel is beautiful!

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  30. Uhm.....YUMMY! I know, I know, I have a big thing for chocolate (dark only please) and I couldn't resist. This is such a unique dress...I love it! Linen and lace....what a combo! I love, love the Anna Sui lace...seems like I oughta have some of that! It's a perfect compliment to the chocolate linen! Nice work!

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  31. Love the colors, the elegance, and the youthful style. Do you think Michelle Obama's Tracey Reese pink and blue dress from the Demo convention could be constructed in a similar way, applique the pink onto the blue lower layer?

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  32. Oh I love this, the colours and contrasting textures look so good together.

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  33. I'm loving how you are using lace on your dresses. As I look for some fall inspiration, yours fashions always come to mind. Bravo on a beautiful dress.

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  34. Çok güzel bir model olmuş.
    Dantel herşeye güzellik katıyor,bu modelede.
    Güzel günlerde kullanın.
    Sevgiler

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  35. Another beautiful dress. Love how you take an inspirational garment and make it into something totally you!

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  36. Definitely a "wow" - this turned out great.

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  37. Just lovely! I'm always inspired by your project- thanks for sharing :)

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