The “Kate in Lace” Dress
I’m not a big royal watcher. I think some of it is my age. At 35 I never really saw William and Harry as hot but I also never saw Princess Diana as a peer who’s style I wanted to emulate. So I began the decision making process with a google image search. Based on my personal style I knew I wanted to emulate something that Kate Middleton had worn but I wasn’t sure what. I found this of her in a lace dress and knew I had the perfect fabric to do a casual version of that.
My dress is much more casual but my version of going out on the town includes my local Y and the grocery store so I would say its also more fitting. I used Simplicity 2443 and some lovely lace print ITY knit. The dress was not too bad to sew. The straps are a bit challenging and I didn’t really follow the directions because there are quite a few reviews and pattern review that suggest doing things differently. I also removed the pockets because the fabric was so drapy that it made the skirt hang funny. On that same note the fabric wasn’t too bad but after 3 straight weeks of poly I’m looking forward to making a cotton dress next week.
Pattern: Simplicity 2443
Fabric: 2 yards ITY $12.00
Time to Complete: 4 hours maybe
First Worn: Thursday when even my MIL liked it
Wear Again: Absolutely I’ll probably also use this pattern again