This dress came across my Pinterest a few weeks ago and I just had to share it. It’s the “Slow and Steady” Dress from the lovely Mena Trott on the Sew Weekly blog. First of all Mena’s blog is in-cred-ible. Chock full of how tos and sewing resources from the novice to the experienced sewer.
A little summary about the blog: back in 2010 Mena started her blog as a way of sharing her commitment to making all of her own clothes in 2010. In 2011 four other very talented ladies joined up with Mena on the site and they now create amazing one of a kind outfits based off of weekly themes. I love love love the Modcloth Make this look section and the contributor creations. It’s so amazing to see what everyone puts together for each weeks theme!
Isn’t this dress incredible? It’s just so springy and fun to pass up. Mena put this whole dress together for only $16, an incredible feat. The completed dress took over 13 hours to complete; with all that eyelet lace it’d take me 3 days non-stop to get something this amazing. The end result is stunning though don’t ya think?
She also used and old sheet for the base material and dyed the lace herself. Just mind blowing. The link to Mena’s original posting where she talks about the basic process is here: The “Slow and Steady” Dress.
Look at all that pretty dyed lace! The color possibilities are endless!
Be sure to check out The Sew Weekly for hundreds of other projects. It’s a great sewing community blog and fantastic place to find inspiration!