|Simplicity Jiffy Vintage Pattern 1364|
I mostly associate lace with wedding wear, but I feel that there are really many possibilities. There was leather and lace in the 90s, lace and linen has always been a classic Spring pair, and now even with torn up boyfriend jeans.
A window shopping trip this past Spring was the inspiration for my sudden "party dress" themes. I found one RTW rack at a local shop filled with white Guipure lace blouse variations. They were simple lace pieces, no lining, zippers, or buttons. The blouse was meant to be worn over our underpinnings of choice...a clever idea for the consumer, and loads of production savings for the manufacturer.
|My future polyester guipure lace blouse fabric, one in white, and other in ivory.|
After combing through the Simplicity pattern book last week, I could not find pattern that met my style needs. I suspect trumpet sleeves are not really in fashion. Simplicity 1364 has the boat neck, and the general body cut, but the sleeves are fitted. I could live without the trumpet sleeve, but a couple of inches of ease is necessary for fabric bulk. I am not sure about the zipper insert for Guipure lace. It might end up being more work than originally anticipated.
|The back has a 15 inch zipper.|
|I started with view A and ended up with C. BTW, I think B and C are the same. |
Link to the pattern HERE.
|After setting the first sleeve, I felt it was tight, and the pattern a bit busy.|
|My unused sleeves. :-(|
Here are samples of Guipure blouses that I like. Stay tuned for more testing news...and happy sewing!
|A wide short sleeve is a good option as well. But the lace|
used in this cut is not really Guipure, but a whispier ribbed version.
(I just made up the word "whispier." It is not a typo.
|Although I have my heart set on a boat neckline, this blouse|
is pretty much right on the mark. I think I could live with a basic round neck too.
|Stay tuned...a version of this dress is debuting on my next blog post!|