Pretty Tough Lace

Pretty Tough

Layers of contrast color lace creates a neat detail in an old dress/skirt. The lace can also be sourced secondhand if you look up sewing supplies in vintage stores or outdated lace garments that can be cut up. Remember, if your dress is polyester, use also polyester lace. Bt of it is wool, use viscose or other natural fibred lace. If you don´t know, rip a tread and do a firbe burning test. Note that lace is not cut straight, but according to the weave pattern as you can see from the picture above.

Leather lace dress by Givenchy.

Title: Pretty Tough
Magazine: Vogue US September 2010
Model: Isabeli Fontana
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Camilla Nickerson
Via Noir Facade.

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  1. Gorgeous! I must make one of those for myself, as soon as humanly possible! Thank you for posting it!

  2. Nice design idea.I love the look.It matches perfectly to the autumn regarding the romantic look and the color palette.

  3. Very cool. Would you glue or hand stitch the raw cut lace? I just finished some lace pants yesterday. They're just ok, but I'm happy nonetheless. See a pic on my blog!


  4. I've added lace offcuts from wedding dress alterations to an oversized tee-shirt, to make a cute dress, low cost and looks great:)