I have been so busy that I haven't had time to post as much as I would like to. This gorgeous gown was shipped out this week. I mixed a modern pattern and used a vintage one for the skirt. I had to make sure the skirt was not round at the bottom so I could keep the scallop lace edge for the hem of the skirt. I supposed I could of had the dress part be a circle skirt and used a rectangle skirt for the overlay. I'm testing that on my next bridal gown. The dress has detachable beaded straps.
The lace was purchased at Vogue Fabrics. Here is a close up of the lace. It is truly beautiful and they have a nice selection. The only problem is you have to buy a minimum of 5 yards.
Another thing I learned by working with this beaded lace is once you cut it you need to make sure to find any loose threads attaching the beads and sequins. A little more work but this dress was worth every minute of it. Because of the weight of the dress 3 lbs 1 oz I added a netting ruffle to the lining of the skirt. It is pictured with a petticoat but is still full without one. I love the swish!