The is a concept out there about cake sewing and frosting. Cake being the basics and frosting being the fluffy, flowery and frippery pieces. I first heard about it on Lilacs and Lace Blog. I think this cream lace dress is definitely not a cake dress but lots of frosting. The pattern is Butterick 5738 that I used to make my Going Green dress.
I got the fabric for this dress from a fabric warehouse sale a few years ago. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make at the time so I got 3m of the cream lace and the linen (i think that is what it is – it maybe a blend) that goes underneath.
Thankfully lace dresses are still a trend so I haven’t missed the boat completely. I fully lined the bodice with the linen as well so there were 5 layers of material to deal with when attaching the bodice and skirt.
I love it!