Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lace on irish dance dresses 3 - For Kelly

After all the hard work on the panels and the dress itself, this is the final product:

The yoke was shaped in the same manner as the small panels were. It continues around to the back of the neck and meets at the zipper. The panels were placed on a short upper skirt and two layers of ruffles were added to the skirt. The bottom ruffle is carrying the border motif from the organza fabric. Since the ruffle was made of a straight piece, the border was just cut from the fabric, placed on the (finished) edge of the ruffle and embroidered on at the top scallop.

I hope this dress shows you what you can do with a beautiful piece of lace fabric. Kelly and I both love the result!