Laced Up in Metallic Paradise Pink Paisley Lace

That title is a tongue twister.  Say it three times fast.  Lol.  This lace is fused on a nylon textile that is smooth and opaque.  It is similar the Coral Scallop Edged Re-Emboidered Lace that is current available at Mood.  No need for me to talk about how gorgeous it is.  You can see for yourself.  It is a great fabric to use for the special occasion outfit that needs to be made in a hurry.

This project was supposed to be a two-day project at most, once I worked through the fit issues of the pattern.  It all started in July.  Yes, in July.  This is a “birthday outfit” for my daughter, which I didn’t finish until early Wednesday morning. 

Needless to say, my  daughter was very, very happy when I told her it was finished and not so happy when I told her it was my October Mood project and we needed to take picture on a cold and gloomy fall afternoon.  Oh well, that the price you pay for “free” custom made outfits.

My journey started with pairing this fabric with New Look 6130; views C with sleeves and E.  This pattern has been on my to-make list for awhile.

It includes several views to complete a mini wardrobe:  Peplum top with/without sleeves and neckline and peplum variations.  A straight skirt and slim pants with zipper closures.  It is available in sizes 8 to 18.  The instructions were pretty simple with no confusing or difficult construction processes.

We worked out the issue.  The adjustments were made using size 12 and 10.

The neckline, shoulders, and upper chest are basically size 12. The rest of the torso I tapered down to size 10.  The skirt is also size 10.  Because my daughter has a pigeon chest, the upper back bodice (size 12) is very loose at the neck through the  shoulder blades.  I simply removed the access along the center back seam (zipper).  Additionally, the skirt front required darts for more shaping in the front.  The skirt was loose at the waist.

Likes: The cute peplum top with the princess seam.   I thought it would be a great pattern to use for my daughter, and luckily she did too. 😉

Dislikes:  None.

I don’t know that I will sew it again.  I have so many new and old patterns that I would like to try.  But I do recommend it to others.  It’s easy and stylish. 



  • Sallie
    October 29, 2015

    Wow, Cennetta! Your daughter is such a beauty, and this pretty lace fabric looks amazing on her! Well done!

    • Cennetta
      October 29, 2015

      Thank you twice, Sallie. 😉

  • Lori
    October 29, 2015

    Your daugther is beautiful and the pretty lace fabric dress is gorgeous on you. She is lucky to have a talented mom to make her such custom outfits.

    • Cennetta
      October 29, 2015

      Thanks, Lori. Most of the time, wink-wink, she really appreciates the things that I sew for her.

  • Zeila
    October 29, 2015

    Beautiful and stylish…just like her Mom!

    • Cennetta
      November 5, 2015

      Oh Zeila, your so sweet. Thank you, thank you.

  • Amy
    November 1, 2015

    Your daughter looks lovely in her new dress! I’ve often wondered about those fused laces. I love the look of this dress, so I may have to finally try one out myself!

  • Cennetta
    November 5, 2015

    Thanks, Amy. This fabric is so very easy to sew. You’ll love it.

  • Fiona
    November 8, 2015

    This fabric sounds so interesting Cennetta! What a great way to make an extra special outfit without all the hassle of underlining the lace!