Frock by Friday: FRIDAY!! The Weekend Frock

October 8, 2010

This dress was so much more easier than I thought, even with the alterations. It didn't turn out quite like the Modcloth version but I like it anyway.
The Modcloth version has a very different skirt piece. This one is more of a circle cut while theirs is more of a gathered rectangle cut. Plus, my material was a little thicker than I would have liked. I chose it because I thought the pattern looked similar to the Modcloth version but you can see that their version has an almost silky tissue thin material.
But I like it and I'm glad we could do it together. But I gotta tell ya, I'm pooped. This week has been rough for me. I'm really looking forward to this weekend. I'll be.....sewing. But at least I get to take the evening off. I think I'll try to coax Brian into a movie night. I kinda want to see "Let Me In". That or "Social Network".
And I think I'll wear this dress for our weekend date too.

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1. Take your front and back facing and sew them, right sides together at the side seams.
2. Pin the top of the facing to the seam where your lace and bodice connect.
matching side seams.
3. When you get to the back, pin the facing right sides together and sew together. Then sew your facing to your bodice/lace.
4. Clip the curves.
5. Turn facing right side out.
6. Press the seams tight.
7. Topstitch around the seams and you're done!

21 {comments}:

Popbabe7 said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented!

I also really like the way you take your pictures.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

It turned out very nice. I like the lace combined with that pattern.

jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips i am going to run take a look at joanns to see if i can find that lace and i will let you that where you got that fabric as well?
also how about that piece on the middle of the lace waist band the ribbon looking did you do that?
okay lastly what color dye...just rit tan?
ooops one more thing....and you will be able to tell that i did not follow along when i ask this...i am not seeing where you added a zipper...did you use one...i have no problem adding one in but was initially thinking when i saw this pattern that it did not look like it neeeded a zipper but i may be wrong???? thanks so much i am going to look for the lace then catch up and sew mine i ended up loving it but was not sure!!! thanks jenn

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Look in the tulle as well if you can't find it in the lace. And I used the 'tan' liquid RIT dye. And yes, I also got the fabric there.

As for the middle piece I bought that at another fabric store and I doubt you'd find elastic lace there but I do tell you how to use regular lace with wide elastic attached to the back.

And yes, there is no zipper in the dress if you do the elastic waist. So don't buy a zipper if you plan on doing this.

If you can't find the lace at JoAnn's just let me know.

Ryan said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like this one. I know you totally hacked the original pattern and now it will take more time, but now I want to make it!

It really is an easy weekend dress.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the wicker pattern! So cool with the lace.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your fabric choice. Happy weekend!

Sabr said... Best Blogger Tips

It turned out great! I hope I'll time to give it a shot before the month's over.

Rose and Ivy said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a beautiful dress, Kathleen. Who takes your photographs for you? They are wonderful.

Shari said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty the lace!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... Best Blogger Tips

You are my hero! Love this dress and the way it turned out!

Who takes your photos by the way? The photos make your blog look like an art piece.

Keep up the inspiring work!

Simply Lunar said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW. is there any way i could buy those dresses you make? (:

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

It turned out really beautiful! Where did you find a good source for silk or charmeuse? I looked for material I liked but couldn't find anything I liked where I normally buy fabric. I do have a wedding coming up in November and I think I could easily modify this for a maternity dress to wear to the wedding.

kiddlebug said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty! And the photos are fantastic.

Samantha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lisa...I have bought silk charmeuse online at; they often have sales, and their regular prices are pretty good too.

TheAL said... Best Blogger Tips

The dress is GORGEOUS! Beautifully photographed too.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for all the photo compliments. Since Brian doesn't get home until after dark now I have been taking them myself with a lowly tripod.

But in the past, if they were of me, he would usually take them. They usually look better sans tripod.

no said... Best Blogger Tips

Social Network was a great movie.. definitely recommend!

Nkauj said... Best Blogger Tips

really like the print of that dress

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful! What was the original pattern?

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