Yards and yards of gorgeous lace insertion joined with yards of folded tucks fabric strips make up the basis of this spectacular dress. Adapted from my Diagonal Lace Christening gown pattern, Emeline features a high waist, tee-style bodice constructed entirely of lace insertion, alternately joined together with narrow lace insertion. The long flowing gathered skirt, which is adorned with several rows of lace insertion and tucked fabric, alternately joined together then formed into a fancy band cut on the diagonal. The hem is enhanced with extra wide gathered lace edging. The neck edge and three-quarter length sleeves are trimmed with entredeux and gathered lace edging. Machine techniques include joining lace to lace, fabric to entredeux, lace to entredeux, French seams, folded tucks, and many designer details. This pattern is suitable for advance beginners who feel comfortable being challenged, having a basic knowledge of heirloom machine sewing. Sizes 3-4-5-6-8.
Note: To simplify this design, exchange the diagonal lace panel with straight lace.