Lace Midi Dress with Lining Sewing Pattern

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Today I’m excited to share with you this fit and flare lace midi dress sewing pattern! I made this dress for Easter, and I love how it turned out. Check out the sewing instructions here!

Outfit Details:
Yellow Lace Dress, made by me
Strappy Heeled Sandals c/o Rack Room Shoes
Gorjana Jewelry (HERE, HERE, and HERE)

 

Sewing myself an Easter dress is one of my favorite traditions

I love sewing myself a new dress for Easter Sunday every year, and this year even though we’re in the midst of moving and house building and about a million other things, I was determined to make one.

A few weeks ago I was in LA and stopped by the LA fabric district to find some fabric. I picked up this gorgeous yellow floral lace from Michael Levine (sadly I can’t find it online), and knew it was perfect for an Easter dress. Yellow is a big color for spring, and I loved this subtle pale yellow.

If you’re looking for a dress for Easter but don’t want to sew one, I rounded up a bunch of Easter dress shopping options HERE!

 

I created my own sewing pattern and made a fit and flare lace dress

Using a cream colored lining that I found at Joanns, and a self made sewing pattern using THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL, I made myself this fully lined lace fit and flare dress.

 

learn how to make this gorgeous fit and flare lace dress with these free sewing instructions
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Learn how to make this kind of lace fit and flare dress with these step by step instructions

Here are the materials you’ll need:
2 1/2 yards of lace (more or less depending on your size and desired length)
2 1/2 yards of lining (more or less depending on your size and desired length)
20-22″ invisible zipper
matching thread

learn how to sew this gorgeous lace midi fit and flare dress with my sewing pattern and tutorial!

Step by step instructions for making this lace midi dress

(note: a printable pattern is not included in this tutorial. Use THIS VIDEO to make your own pattern).

First you’ll need to cut your pieces.

  • LACE
    • 2 FRONT BODICE PIECES
    • 2 BACK BODICE PIECES
    • 2 SLEEVE PIECES
    • 1 SKIRT PIECE. Measurements for this will be your waist measurement x 1.5, and your desired length.
  • LINING:
      • 2 FRONT BODICE PIECES
      • 2 BACK BODICE PIECES
      • 2 SLEEVE PIECES
      • 1 SKIRT PIECE. Measurements for this will be your waist measurement x 1.5, and your desired length.

Step by step instructions to make this dress

  1. Take one of your LACE BODICE FRONT pieces and the matching LINING BODICE FRONT piece and pin them together at the neckline with right sides of the fabric together. Sew a straight line to sew them together at the neckline. Repeat for the second LACE and LINING BODICE FRONT pieces. Then repeat for the LACE and LINING BODICE BACK pieces.Now that your lace and lining are sewn together, you can treat them like a single piece of fabric. Measure and pin your darts. You’ll want darts on the bust and down the front, as shown. Sew the darts with the lining and the lace together, as if they were one piece of fabric (not with right sides together).Repeat for the second BODICE FRONT LACE and LINING, and also the BODICE BACK LACE AND LINING.
  2. Now you’ll need to sew your BODICE FRONT pieces together. Place them right sides together, and sew up the center seam with a straight stitch.
  3. Take your BODICE FRONT piece and your two BODICE BACK pieces and pin them together at the shoulders with right sides of the fabric together. Sew them with a straight stitch across each shoulder.
  4. You’ll need to hem your SLEEVE LINING before you attach it to the LACE SLEEVE piece and the BODICE. Take both of your SLEEVE LINING pieces, fold the bottom edge up twice, and sew with a straight stitch.
  5. Now it’s time to attach the SLEEVES. Line up the top of the sleeve with the bodice shoulder seam (as shown) with right sides together. Pin in place.
  6. Continue pinning the SLEEVE to the bodice, and then sew along the arm hole with a straight stitch. Repeat for the second SLEEVE.
  7.  Pin the entire bodice together at the side seams and down the sleeves (with right sides of the fabric together) and then sew up the sides and sleeves with a straight stitch.
  8. Take your LACE SKIRT piece and your LINING SKIRT piece and lay them flat on top of each other, both right sides of the fabric facing down. Acting as if they were one piece of fabric, sew across the top edge with a basting stitch.
  9. Pull the threads on either side of the skirt to gather it. Gather until the width of the skirt matches the circumference of the bottom of the BODICE.
  10. With right sides of the fabric together, pin the BODICE and the SKIRT together at the waist. Sew all the way around the waist with a straight stitch.
  11. Now insert the zipper in the back of the dress, sew up the remainder of the back, hem the skirt, and you’re done! If your lace has a finished hem already, just hem the lining.


photos by Aubrey Stock

 

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10 Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    This is a gorgeous dress and perfect for Easter 🙂
    I always love looking at your sewing patterns – definitely need to get my machine out again soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Marta says:

    That’s a gorgeous dress! I learned to sew when I was in school studying fashion design and I loved doing it even though the pressure from school made me not really love it as much but in my spare time I wouldn’t mind trying out some things. I don’t have a sweing machine but I can easily ask my neighbour for hers and do a few things. Thanks for sharing!

  3. LauRa says:

    Truly and inspiration! Love the color and fabric chOuce too!!

  4. Rosemary says:

    love this dress! It is perfect for Easter. One day I will go back to sewing and would love to make this dress.

  5. Caitlin R Spratling says:

    Did you self draft your pattern pieces or did you get them from a pattern? I have been looking for a dress pattern just like this so could you tell me how you came up with it or where you found it?

  6. rACHEL says:

    sO HELPFUL! i REALLY STRUGGLE WITH BUYING GIFTS FOR MY COUSINS BOYS.
    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    Rachel

  7. Jessica Camerata says:

    Such a great idea! Loving this roundup. Need those pink ones in my life.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  8. Emeli says:

    That’s a great dress. You have as usual turned out very beautiful clothes. I recently updated my wardrobe at the linen clothing store magiclinen and she was more than happy. Sorry that I am not a seamstress like you. I would also like to do something similar with my own hands

  9. A very feminine and lovely style, I’m trying to be more feminine, so I think this set will suit me

  10. Instructions are useful, making the dress look gentle but still trendy

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