A Lace Skirt for Mimi

When I realized the weather would be too cold to wear my navy lace dress for Easter, I set it aside for Mother’s Day, but I didn’t give up on such a pretty lace making its Easter debut, and made daughter Mimi a skirt with the extra lace from Mood Fabrics.

Navy Lace Skirt

During the Mood Sewing Network Lace Challenge, several readers suggested lining the lace with white or nude to make it pop which was a great suggestion!

To give the fabric the structure it needed for a straight skirt I underlined it with a medium weight silk organza and constructed the skirt the Susan Khalje way – basting the organza to the lace, and catch-stitching the seams to the organza. Then I lined the skirt with navy china silk.

Wow – I forgot how using these techniques move a garment into a higher echelon of clothing!

Navy Lace Skirt

Had I been making the skirt for myself I might have inserted an invisible zipper, but for Mimi the on trend metal zip prevailed. How I would love to find some pretty zipper pulls!

Navy Lace Skirt

I used the K a t i e Spade Judy Skirt pattern to complement her cute Kate Spade top. Today Mimi wore a chartreuse sweater over her blouse, but for my blogging purposes she set aside comfort and warmth to model the skirt.

Navy Lace Skirt Sew far I can say sewing with lace produces high impact results and I believe I am hooked!

As far as my Easter outfit – to avoid freezing I resurrected a tired Doncaster suit by reworking the skirt, but next year Easter falls on April 20th – surely a perfect day for a navy lace dress. πŸ™‚

Navy Lace Skirt

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Comments


  • Ginger
    April 3, 2013

    What a perfect spring ensemble (and a lovely spring photo background!)!

    • Sarah Gunn
      April 8, 2013

      Thanks, Ginger! I do love the flowering cherry tree in our backyard. Two – three weeks of beautiful light pink blooms each year πŸ™‚

  • Erica B.
    April 3, 2013

    The skirt looks great on her. I love the exposed zipper.

    • Sarah Gunn
      April 8, 2013

      Thanks, Erica! I too love the contemporary look of the exposed zipper!

  • Michelle
    April 3, 2013

    The light underlining definitely makes the lace standout! It looks really fantastic. If you are able to find some fun/fancy zipper pulls, I’d love to know where! πŸ˜€

    • Sarah Gunn
      April 8, 2013

      Thanks, Michelle! I was told Pacific Trims in NYC will make a zipper for you – anything you’d like – while you wait. πŸ™‚

  • Kay
    April 3, 2013

    The skirt is lovely, and Mimi looks great in it!

    • Sarah Gunn
      April 8, 2013

      Thank you, Kay – a fun easy project!

  • Lori
    April 3, 2013

    Gorgeous skirt and Mimi looks stunning.

  • Sandy
    April 8, 2013

    Love the skirt and the blouse is perfect!

  • Amy
    April 17, 2013

    It’s gorgeous! Just gorgeous! And with that top… Perfection. I love that you used your own pattern as well.