8/52 Lots of Frosting

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.


Lots of layers of fabric

I had a nightmare putting the zip in this dress due to all the layers and I ended up re-doing it more than once with much basting and swearing. But it was worth it.

I love it!


7 thoughts on “8/52 Lots of Frosting

  1. Looking forward to seeing this one at work. What did you do with the hem? Straight or did you trim to follow the contours of the lace?

  2. Pingback: 21/52 Here’s Ethel | Flossie FT

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