This is the second lace dress I made from the black lace I picked up at the same time I got the navy lace for this dress. I used the same pattern I drafted for the navy dress but split the top into a strapless dress and lace yoke to change the look of the bodice a bit. I am very happy with the result because I didn't make a muslin for it. I drafted the pieces and went straight for the main fabric. Lucky for me it worked out great and fits perfectly. I am not a very patient person when it comes to sewing for myself so I rarely do a muslin, which has led to many wadders on my sewing past but every once in a while I succeed.
I also cut the back lower than the navy dress and used bias binding along the neckline. I use bias binding a lot lately. I love the finish you get.
And action shots freezing in the back yard again. Has to be done, just for you.
It does look pretty goth but I made it to go to a gig last weekend where that was a much appreciated look. I used to be into that sort of look. Not anymore but with a vintage-y twist I can do it for a night out.
And this is me wearing it on the night of the gig. There aren't any other pictures from that night because as you can see in my hand, I did have a few ciders and pictures after that are just not that glamorous ;-)