Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Spring Dress - Project Sewn FINAL Week

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

It's the final week of Project Sewn! Wah!

I feel so honoured to have made it to the final round. Thank you guys so much for following along and voting for me. Please accept one million dollars* as a token of my appreciation.
*invisible money and not actual money.

Project Sewn has gotten me back into the thick of my sewing passion and for that I am so grateful. It has also taken me away from housework. Lets just say that my son Harry is not the only thing growing in my house at the moment. At least now I can take a breather and restore order to our abode. I'm sure my husband would be happy to hear this, if I hadn't lost him a few weeks ago in one of the laundry piles. I'm going to miss that guy.

So for the last time this season, click here to check out the fabulous creations and VOTE for your favourite!

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

This week the theme was to create something of our own style.
When it comes to looks that define us, I have a bit of a split personality. The great part about being able to sew is that you get to experiment with all different types of looks, and I love many! I lean towards vintage, the 60's in particular with it's feminine silhouettes, but I'm also drawn to modern fashion with architectural shapes and lines. So which one do I choose?

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

I decided on this little number which is feminine, soft and vintage but yet wouldn't be out of place at a spring event today . The moment I put this dress on I feel like me.

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

Details

The dress is made using beautiful ivory lace and underlined with satin. Underlining gives the lace structure and stops it from being see through! I took extra time to make sure that the lace patterns lined up and matched on all the pieces. Check out my tutorial here on underlining lace.

I featured the scalloped edge on the skirt hem of the dress and by making little cap sleeves for the bodice.

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

I made a scoop neck on the front and back of the bodice,  and added soft pleats on the bodice front neckline. The dress is closed down the centre back with an invisible zipper.

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

I wanted a big full skirt to go with the fitted bodice. I shaped the skirt waist by making small even knife pleats along the waist. This takes longer than gathering the skirt, but it creates an even shape and makes the skirt sit a bit flatter to the stomach instead of foofing out where you don't need foofing.

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

This dress would be perfect for an afternoon tea party, a garden wedding or the Melbourne Spring Races which is in a few weeks time!

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

Styling
Earrings: Swarovski (I wore these on my wedding day!)
Brooch: Myers
Belt: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Burgundy sandals from Zara

Julia Bobbin Spring Lace Dress

Thank you again to everyone for your kind words of encouragement and support throughout this competition! It has kept me going on those days when I never thought I would finish in time!

Don't forget to check out the entries and VOTE for the winner! 

42 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful dress on such a beautiful woman. Love the scallops particularly at the shoulders.
    Barbara

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  2. gorgeous dress! and great job for making it through to the end... hope you find your hubby. ;-)

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  3. Beautiful dress! So romantic! And congrats for making it to the end!!

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  4. Totally divine.. Fingers and toes crossed..

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  5. Such an awesome, vintage fairy princess romantic confection of a dress! Bellisima!

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  6. you beautiful lady! someone needs to make a doll out of you! not in a horror movie way, of course.

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  7. This is lovely! It really is a confection, like a big lacy piece of cotton candy (can that work? let's say it can work). :)

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  8. You look beautiful Julia. This dress is gorgeous. Which pattern did you use or is it self drafted? It is probably my favourite of all your project sewn entries.

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  9. Oh, Lady! You have to be the winner! This dress is gorgeous! I voted for you and hope you win.

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  10. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love this dress, and it looks amazing on you! I can't believe you had a kid. I don't know which one I liked more, your first Project Sewn dress or this one. The lace is gorgeous! You make me want to buy lots of pretty lace. :) I hope you win! Imma go vote right now!

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  11. Absolutely lovely! Beautiful work!

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  12. This is lovely and your styled it so sweetly again, love the belt! There will always be housework, so why do it urgently anyway? G'luck in the finals!

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  13. You've got my vote! And if you'll allow me to be a little snarky here, there's really no competition ;) I hope the votes will reflect that!! GORGEOUS DRESS!!!

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  14. Ooooh, loverly! I wish I could wear white, it looks fabulous on you!

    And you're right - it's perfect for the races, tea parties or dinner at my place (cough cough)

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  15. Julia it's just gorgeous! I absolutely love the lace, so feminine and pretty.

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  16. Great dress! I love it!. Good luck with the final voting. you've got my vote :)

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  17. Beautiful Julia!!! You look gorgeous in your pretty spring dress and you definitely have my vote.
    PS: I hope you find your dear husband soon.

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  18. An absolutely stunning dress, Julia. I hope you win the contest!! You've got my vote :)

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  19. Beautiful Julia!!! You look gorgeous in your pretty spring dress and you definitely have my vote.
    PS: I hope you find your dear husband soon.

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  20. Oh my god what a pretty dress! love love love it! x

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  21. J'ai voté pour toi Julia!
    Ta robe est trop belle!
    J'adore le style et la dentelle!
    Bravo Julia!

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  22. Just voted for you, your dress is perfect.

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  23. Love love love this dress! I want to make one for my very own self :) just gorgeous x

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  24. The scalloped edging for the sleeves and hem are such a fab addition! And the knife pleats are a great idea- stunning work, Ms Bobbin!

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  25. I think you chose the perfect dress for the challenge. When I first saw the image of the dress, I thought, "That's so Julia!"

    I'm also headed on over to check out your tutorial on underlining lace. That might be helpful with my bra making!

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  26. VOTED! Congrats on making the last round! xoxo

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  27. Voted, really hope you win, absolutely beautiful dress!

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  28. Lovely dress! The Julia Dress is perfect for you. Good Luck!

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  29. So awesome to see you getting back to your sewing roots... and pre-bub productivity levels!!This dress is stunning and the lace so delicate and divine. LOVE your shoes!!! And you belt is such a gorgeous addition to the whole ensemble. You've had my vote so far, and I'll have no issues giving it to you again ;) Stunning!

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  30. Your creations are flawless!!!!
    Beautiful styling too,
    Good luck!!! Though u don't need luck cos this is a clear winner!!!
    xx

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  31. "I'm going to miss that guy." hahhaahah!!

    Your garments are always so professional and amazing!

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  32. Omg that is gorgeous! You are a stunner.

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  33. Gah your the best, this dress is divine. Lace is so your thing.. I have a blog crush on you little lady x

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  34. What a beautiful dress and perfect fit, I love reading your blog for inspiration! Thank you

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  35. seriously, you are a bombshell and your photos always remind me of that long-gone *sniff* Hollywood era. The dress? Divine.

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  36. So so beautiful. If I had voted (which I didn't as I missed it) you would have had my vote.

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  37. I came to greet you and have you on my blog is nominated for a award ... only if you want it ... feel free to get it. Many kisses and I hope you are really enjoying your cute baby and your sewing machine ... in that order ...

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