A DIY Lace Dress Combo Sewing Guide - Ice Fabrics

Everyone loves to make a good impression by wearing a lace dress. There are different types of dresses available including lace combo dress. 

Creating your lace combo dress is a rewarding project that allows you to showcase your creativity and style. If you want to make a combo lace dress?  You can choose a few supplies and some patience; you can create a stunning dress that is perfect for any special occasion.

Supplies Needed

Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • A yard of mesh lace fabric
  • Two yards of chiffon fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies such as scissors, thread, pins, and a marking pen
  • Paper for making patterns

The fabric can easily be found at Ice Fabrics online store. Additionally, you can save money by using packing paper from a dollar store for pattern making.

Creating the Skirt

To start, fold the chiffon fabric in half lengthwise and cut diagonally to create two long rectangles. Cutting two rectangles allows for more pleats, resulting in a fuller skirt. Join these rectangles together using the French seam method for a clean finish.

Next, plan out the pleats on the skirt. Each section should add up to half of your waist measurement plus an inch for seam allowance and an additional inch for ease. Pin and sew the pleats in place.

Fold the skirt in half and lay the lace fabric over it, positioning it as desired. Cut the lace piece to size, remembering to add fabric for seam allowance. Cut a second identical piece of lace and sew the long side seams together.

Attach the lace pieces to the main skirt at the waist, ensuring a secure fit. This will create a beautiful layered effect for the skirt.

Constructing the Bodice

Fold some of the remaining lace fabric in half and place a basic bodice pattern on the fold. Cut out the bodice, making any necessary adjustments such as a dropped shoulder or neckline.

Sew the shoulders of the bodice and try it on for fittings if needed. Adjust the fit as necessary, making any alterations to ensure a perfect fit.

Sew one side seam of the bodice, leaving an opening for the armhole. Attach the bodice to the skirt at the waist, and insert the zipper into the open side seam. Top stitch the zipper if necessary for added durability.

Finishing Touches

Once the bodice and skirt are securely attached, hem the skirt to the desired length. This will give your dress a polished and professional look.

With the final stitches in place, step back and admire your handiwork. Your DIY lace combo dress is now ready to wear, and you can be proud knowing that you created a unique and stylish garment that is sure to turn heads at any event.

Creating your own lace combo dress is fun that allows you to express your personal style and creativity. So why wait? Get started on your DIY lace combo dress today and enjoy the satisfaction of wearing a one-of-a-kind creation that you made yourself.