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Lace Colorblocked Dress | Mabey She Made It | #lace #colorblocking #sewing #selfishsewing #womensfashionAffiliate or Sponsored

I can’t seem to get enough lace recently. Perhaps its because I spend so much of my time in jeans and a t-shirt that when I get dressed up I want to really feel classy. But no matter the reason, when I got to participate in the Color Block Dress tour, I knew immediately what I wanted to make.

About a year ago, I had a rare moment alone and found a dress I adored. It was a knit dress much like this with a lace-printed knit and 3/4 sleeves. It fit me so well and was only $15. I wanted it so badly, but there was one problem–it was too short. Now normally that isn’t a problem, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to match the lace-print knit and I didn’t want a solid colored band around the bottom, so I left the dress there. And I’ve thought about it ever since.Lace Colorblocked Dress | Mabey She Made It | #lace #colorblocking #sewing #selfishsewing #womensfashion

Then I saw the Color Block Dress pattern, and I was sold. I even had black knit, white knit, and stretch lace at hand. It was fate.

Having the lace and the white knit as my center panel added a little bit of work as I had to cut extra and baste the pieces together, but it was so worth it!

Lace Colorblocked Dress | Mabey She Made It | #lace #colorblocking #sewing #selfishsewing #womensfashion

As far as changes to the directions, I also decided I wanted a little more coverage on the sleeve so I extended them about 2 inches. I also didn’t want the neck band to show, so after attaching it, I folded the whole band under to get a nice stable neckline without the contrast. I also added a row of stretch lace to the bottom for a nice finish.

Since there are several seams all around the dress, it’s easy to adjust where you need to get a really tailored look. I am apparently less hippy than the pattern called for, so I had to take in a bunch at the hips, but I love the outcome.

Lace Colorblocked Dress | Mabey She Made It | #lace #colorblocking #sewing #selfishsewing #womensfashion

Now I’m ready for a date with my sweetheart!

The Color Block Dress pattern is now for sale over at So Sew Easy, so head on over and get your copy!

Lace Colorblocked Dress | Mabey She Made It | #lace #colorblocking #sewing #selfishsewing #womensfashion

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23 Comments on Lace Color Block Dress

  1. Deby at So Sew Easy
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM (3 years ago)

    Wow, you look amazing. Adding that lace over the center panel is just beautiful. Now I need to make one just like it. Thanks so much for trying out the pattern, and yes, you are lovely and slim in the hips compared to me!

    Reply
    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:38 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Deby! I’m excited that I finally got to recreate that other dress with your pattern!

      Reply
  2. Zan
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:32 AM (3 years ago)

    You AND the dress look fabulous. I’m with you 100% on the lace obsession. Hooray for the “pree-pree”!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:37 PM (3 years ago)

      It’s so easy to look classy in lace. Pree-Prees to the rescue!

      Reply
  3. fenna
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:46 AM (3 years ago)

    love the lace–will have to remember that :)

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:36 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Fenna! You’re fabulous!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:36 PM (3 years ago)

      Aww, thank you Laura.

      Reply
  4. Krista @ While He Was Napping
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM (3 years ago)

    I love that this is all knit. It looks awesome and I imagine it’s still super comfy. I might have to make me one of these.

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:36 PM (3 years ago)

      It is comfy–now i just have to wait a while to wear it to church…it’s not really nursing friendly. Ha!

      Reply
  5. Dee @CupcakesandCrowbars
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:34 AM (3 years ago)

    You amaze me. There was a pile of fabric. And now there’s a dress. O.o

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:35 PM (3 years ago)

      You just captured what I love about sewing. :)

      Reply
  6. Randi
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM (3 years ago)

    I love this dress! It’s beautiful and you look amazing in it!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:34 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Randi…such a nice compliment!

      Reply
  7. Kathrine
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM (3 years ago)

    Fashion models go home the real women are here to stay. You look great in this dress. I never liked the color blocking trend before, but with the lace I like it.

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:34 PM (3 years ago)

      Mwah! Thanks, sis!

      Reply
  8. Gretchen @ Three Little Monkeys Studio
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM (3 years ago)

    I LOVE this! It’s pretty and flattering on you. Looks so comfy too!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:33 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Gretchen! It is comfy!

      Reply
  9. Melanie
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM (3 years ago)

    LOVE this! It is so pretty on you!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:33 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks! I feel pretty in it, so that’s a win in my book. :)

      Reply
  10. Sharlyn
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:38 PM (3 years ago)

    This is beautiful! I follow Deby’s blog, so when I lose some pesky pounds, I will look into this dress! I love the lace center!

    Reply
  11. Tori
    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow Lisa! You look great and you are so talented!! I am fully on board with the lace trend. I have a few dresses that are lace and I love them. I really like that yours is knit!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM (3 years ago)

      Aww, thanks lady! I need to remind myself that everything can’t be made out of lace… :)

      Reply

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