The Long White Lace Dress
Fabric: Embroidered cotton voile, white cotton batiste
Pattern: McCalls 6552
Notions: Pink and white floral lace trim
Time to complete: 2 days
First worn: Never worn
Wear again? Maybe
Total price: $5/yd, 3 yards cotton: $15 and $5/yd, 3 yards cotton lining: $15. Trim: $5. Total: $35.
I don’t usually sew white dresses but with temperatures reaching 98 degrees this week I figured this would be comfortable and practical. It’s definitely comfortable, but I don’t know how flattering it is. It looks kind of odd and reminds me of a nightgown. I don’t normally wear empire dresses either, so it’s something to get used to.
I trimmed the v-neck collar with white and pink lace. White is another hard color to photograph, so here is a closeup of it on my dressform. I don’t usually use trims, but I really like it on the neckline.