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Made By a Fabricista: White Lace Skirt for Summer

Hi Fashionistas!

I hope you had a lovely 4th of July Holiday and sewed and celebrated! My latest sewing project for the month of July is this beautiful white lace skirt that I made by combining a white cotton corduroy with a white lace fabric overlay.





I used this fabric as the base. And then on top, I overlayed the fabric with this beautiful stretch lace
to create a brand new fabric!  

It is always is fascinating to see how the personality of a fabric changes when you combine it with another.  To see what I mean, you have to see the final fabric up close. Here is a picture. By themselves, both fabrics are good, but together, they are exquisite!



To do this, I cut each pattern piece in the base fabric as well as the lace fabric. Example, if the pattern tells me to cut two of the skirt back, I cut two in lace and two in corduroy. 

Then I use a 1/4 inch seam allowance and baste the lace on the base fabric all around the perimeter. Then I treat the two as one fabric and proceed with my construction.  I married the two fabric together. 
This works well if both fabrics have no stretch,  but in my case, both fabrics had some stretch. The lace fabric was lighter and had a higher stretch percentage. I did a lot of pinning to prevent slipping. And my lace fabric did stretch a bit as you can see on the picture above. I chopped off the excess after basting them together.


This look was totally Pinterest inspired. I just happened to have everything in my closet.


Here is a view from the side. It is a bit high-waisted, but not by much. 


Here is the back view. Confession... this is my 1st time sewing a slit the right way. When I self-draft, I usually just do a "faux" slit and press the seam allowance under, which you can see on this red dress I made a while back. 


I used this Simplicity pattern, and I lengthened view D a bit to hit below the knee.

My darling Connor came out to take some pics too! Here he is, now 5 months old! Hard to believe he will be 6 months soon! He's a chunkster munkster!




To style this skirt, I went with a chambray button down, nude pumps. a bold clutch, and these owl earrings I am still so obsessed with!



I hope you all are having a lovely summer.  My next project consists of a beautiful pair of white high waisted pants using a simplicity pattern. I already have the fabric from Fabric Mart selected.  I cannot wait to share that with you soon.

Happy summer and happy sewing, friends! See you soon

XOXO-
Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams

Comments

  1. Very Clever. The back slit is great. Nice look, pretty elegant length, and you certainly have a pretty figure for a new mom!

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  2. He's getting so big and is so adorable.

    I love lace skirts. I LOVE white lace skirts. Very well done!

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  3. A lovely make, as usual.
    Lee, UK

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