On a fabric shopping trip sometime back in the summer my husband spotted a gold/silver shimmery jersey fabric and suggested that it would make a lovely evening dress for a forthcoming festive dance, so who was I to discourage him! I purchased the remaining 3 metres left on the roll and took it home for deliberation. As Christmas approached I had a scan through my patterns, I found a suitable vogue design, but this dress needed a bit of lace adding to it. So armed with a sample piece of the gold jersey I set off to a local fabric store and found a lovely piece of border tulle lace fabric.
I felt that the shoulders of the design where possibly a little to narrow for me so I adjusted the front & back bodice pattern pieces at the shoulder line making them wider.
The upper front lace inserts are cut along the border and attached to the lover front pieces.
The centre front line is gathered giving shaping for the bust.
I hand stitched a diamante trim at the centre back opening, back neck and around the armholes,
…….and the centre front.
The bodice was stitched to an ‘A’ line skirt. Along with a ruched belt which defined the waistline.
With the remainder of the lace trim made this little bolero jacket to complete the ensemble.