I saw this red lace fabric at a local shop and I knew I had to make another Laurel dress with it:
I imagine it as a Christmas dress, which I realize is a little crazy since it is only April. But here’s the thing- I am always so busy around the holidays making dresses for my girls, making gifts, buying gifts, traveling, etc. And I never get around to sewing anything nice for myself!
The fabric is a fairly thick cotton lace, and I used a cotton/linen blend for the underlining. I have never underlined anything before, and I kept questioning whether that was a good choice, but I felt like the thickness of the lace needed to be matched with a fabric with some body to it. In the end I think it worked very nicely!
The dress has a nice weight to it, not in a bad way at all but it reminds me of a vintage dress. I used a gold metal zipper that I found on Ebay because I liked the decorative zipper pull. I hope exposed zippers are still cool, I am not really up to date on these things 🙂
I wish I could say I have an occasion to wear a red fancy dress sometime soon, but the truth is this dress will probably sit in my closet until Christmastime. But that’s OK with me, I am happy knowing when the season arrives I will have a pretty dress to wear 🙂