Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lacy... Racy? I hope not!


Gorgeous sunny day today - perfect weather for taking pics of my 'new' lace dress :) I have to say, not only does this blog give me ideas and inspiration, it's also a daily kick up the ass behind to get my projects started, and ultimately, finished. I have Andrea to thank for her recent lace skirt post, it was EXACTLY the reading material I needed to get this dress done! :)
Here's the Before shot;

...and that's my "Yes, I've got no idea where this refashioning is going either..," face.

I just knew I wanted it to be less... dreary. It felt a shame to hide the pattern of the lace with all that lining... it was too long... and all-in-all felt a bit overwhelming.

So, in short, I took some of the length off, removed the sleeves, and created a 'peephole' neckline, whereby the lace detail would show against the skin - here's the after;

And some final points;
Firstly, please excuse my footballer knees... hate! (and if you can recommend any exercise to get rid of them, please share!). Secondly, I'm slightly annoyed the hemline is tucked between my legs, making it look uneven - what do you mean, you hadn't noticed? Pah! And thirdly, if you want to hear the full story of how & why I ended up with this, head to my blog :)

Before and After
Have a Wonderful Easter!
Gema x


Amy Jo said...

This is such an improvement! I absolutely love the final result. The neckline is to die for, and the shorter length was a good idea.

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank-you Amy Jo! What lovely feedback :)

ChiChi Loves said...

I absolutely LOVE the results.

Carissa said...

This came out beautifully! Just the right amount of sexy, I say. You and Andrea have me on the lookout for some black lace on my next thrift store run.


P.S. Remember to only use your username, Gema, as a label please.

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you! I'm SO happy you like it :D Love your creations!!

Gema Ensenat said...

Oops! Sorry Carissa, I'll bear that in mind :)
And thank you x I know your lace refashioning will blow mine right out of the water!!

Andrea said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I've already commented over on your blog but had to reiterate how much I LOVE it here too ;) So great and keep a look out for an update on my skirt's hem...totally wanna go for the lace pattern edge! Thanks for the mention, again ;)

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Andrea, it means SO much to me when a talented seamstress thinks I've done something well! :) X

probablyrachel said...

I love what you did with this dress! The after is so classy!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Rachel!! And for popping by my blog too :)