Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon
Fancy Fabrics Challenge 2013

Satin and lace bridal gown

Dec 04, 2013
Article Image

a close up of the scalloped edge of the lace over the satin at the bottom of the dress.

I made this dress using McCall pattern M6701. I used lace as the main layer and instead of lining I used satin. My client was using this dress to wear during a vow renual on the beach so she wanted it to be as light and airy as possible so we skipped the lining and boning. She choose to add cap sleeves to the design, they are tacked on at the very top edge of the dress. I also added a satin belt using 4yds of 2″ satin ribbon sewn together. During this project I learned how to sew french seams to keep the satin from fraying and how to sew appliqued seams in the lace so I didn’t cut up the beautiful pattern in the lace. Also to make the seams in the lace less noticiable.  I learned how to sew the applique seams from this video, I love her tips and sewing blog! .

Sign up for the Threads Eletter

Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.


Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, patterns and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift



  1. User avater slmendes January 5th

    Beautiful! I love how this gown is a combination of a modern and classic silhouette. Nice job!

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads Eletter

    Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

  • SewStylish


    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!