Janne Robberstad

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Making lace fabric

By spotogspindel | April 19, 2009

My friend Kjerstin arrived today, and I finally got started on her wedding-dress. She wants a white dress, knee-length, lots of tulle over the skirt, and over that a black peacock-patterned lace kind of dress. A very Alexander McQueen-inspired design. Sounds weird? Its gonna rock! A relatively big job, but who doesn´t like a challenge?!!

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I made the under-dress in Dupion-silk, fitted it, all it needs is a zipper. And moved on to the lace. The bride was put to work, cutting apart different lace-fabrics, then I pieced it all together again, pinning it down, and machine-embroidering it down. I use a white fine tulle to sow it on to, and slightly stretch it as I work, otherwise it will all crumble when I sow. 

I´ll show you some pictures, this is a panel from the skirt:

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This is just the beginning, I´ll post more pictures as the process moves along. And of course of the finished dress.

Topics: Diverse | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Making lace fabric”

  1. Kjersti Says:
    April 19th, 2009 at 09:58

    WOW!
    Så utrolig kult og fint 🙂

  2. Birgitte Says:
    April 19th, 2009 at 21:10

    Ojoj, Janne! Det ser helt fantastisk ut! Heldige Kjerstin som har så flink en syerske! Jeg har alltid vært kjempeimponert over tekstil-manipulasjonene du klarer å trylle fram!

  3. Tanja Says:
    April 19th, 2009 at 22:00

    Ã…h, så inspirerande!!!!!!!

  4. Deirdra Doan Says:
    April 20th, 2009 at 21:03

    Oh this is so beautiful…I just love the new journal page too! Looking forward to seeing the dress!

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