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Inspiration: Tangerine Flicker Dress from Anthropologie $358.
I was so close to buying this dress when it was on sale. Then when they had the extra 50% off of sales during the holiday season, I tried to find one but it was completely sold out. So I was determined to make it and was about to buy some fabric when I found this dress online.
Very similar right? You can still purchase the dress here.
*update: it’s now sold out, sorry!
I bought this lace from JoAnn’s. Regular price is $7.99/yard but I used a 50% off coupon. I found the same lace on Etsy, but JoAnn’s is cheaper, even without the coupon(since you pay for shipping on Etsy.)
Photos by Jessica Peterson
(please disregard my no make-up face, will ya? I’m trying to get used to this whole getting my DIY pictures done by a professional photographer thing… I feel a bit narcissistic, if you ask me. I wish there was a way to blot my face out because I just want people to see the DIY project, not me. So if you get sick of looking at my face(which I sure am), now and in the future, then please just bear with me. 🙂
What you’ll need:
– Approximately 4-5 yards of lace(buy it here or here-online only shows black but in stores they have beige)
Pin the lace along the dress: on the skirt, the sleeves, and the chest. Sew the bottom half part of the lace onto the dress and the top curvy, wavy part, use liquid stitch to secure it onto the dress.
Estimated Time: 1.5 hours
Skill Level: a confident beginner
I saved over $300! 😉
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