What I'm Wearing | Tweed + Crocheted Lace

12:00 AM

This is another Date Night look!  We went to see Red Tails and it was EXCELLENT!  I highly recommend it!
It was rainy today, so it created a warm and humid night.  I wanted to look winter-appropriate but cool at the same time.  So I pulled out one of my all time favorite projects:  my crocheted lace dress**.  This dress is 6 1/2 years old and I protect it like an heirloom!  It's great and it will flow right into this Spring's "romantic" trend.
**I'm not sure if this pattern can be found since it's so old. Here is the  link to the pattern:  Lily M. Chin Lace Dress. And no, I didn't line it, I'm wearing a slip underneath.

I topped it off with my tweed back bustle riding jacket that was inspired by Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 collection.
The back of this jacket has always been my favorite aspect.  It's a great "walk away" look.  
Wearing:  jacket: Vogue 8679; Dress: hand crocheted lace dress; boots: Sam Edelman; bag: Urban Outfitters; belt: no name (old).

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28 comments

  1. Erica,

    I love this look on you! Great job! Especially the boots woo-hoo!

    I really appreciate the southern romantic nature of this look!

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  2. I just had to go back and read about the making of this very beautiful dress. It is a work of art, something you should be very proud of. You are such a talented person. Do you ever crochet these days. I love to sew knit and crochet but can only dream of achieving the standards you do . ��

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  3. Amazing! I can't believe it took you just 2 months to make the dress. It would take me 2 years. I just checked, and it is available on Ravelry here. I wouldn't be surprised if sales of the pattern spike today after your inspirational post!

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  4. Erika, I follow you for months, and I want to tell you, you are a source of inspiration to me. All your creations are awesome!
    I only wish one day I can sew half as good as you!

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  5. Wow Erica...your dress is fabulous! It is a timeless classic and you did a masterful job creating it. Brava!

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  6. Actually I think you can find that pattern online. I think it's in my favorites queue on Ravelry. You can use search terms like 'crochet, 'dress' to find it. With the Internet, nothing ever goes out of print!

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  7. Found the pattern here: it's by Lily M. Chin:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-dress

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  8. Thanks so much for doing these posts, it has given me so many ideas for my garments. You look great.

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  9. Great work!! Love the dress, keep it safe! LOL!

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  10. Thanks Ladies! And thanks for the link... I'll add it to the post!

    marymaryquitecontrary, I haven't sat to crochet or knit in quite a while. I've been saying I was going to knit an infinity scarf. Everytime I cast on, I get bored and put it down! LOL

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  11. You look fabulous!!!!

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  12. Love your dress you are beautiful

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this ensemble. Beautiful dress and jacket!

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  14. Erica, Do you remember what yarn you used to make the lace dress? It is very beautiful.

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  15. I don't remember. It was very fine and thread-like. Like something you would use if you were making a doily or tablecloth.

    Thanks!

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  16. That dress is in my rav favs as a something I have long wanted to crochet. Sadly, I'm just not much of a crochetter..... I have trouble understanding crochet directions and get confused a alot. Still, I want to make this dress.

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  17. Thanks 1969!

    Grace, you should still give it a try!

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  18. This is a great dress. Love it :-) I always like your style.

    Greetings
    Janine

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  19. Your style is so nice and so is your blog! Like it a lot!
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  20. you're so inspiring. I hope your daughter knows how amazing her mom is! Have you taught her how to sew? :)

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  21. Actually I have TWO daughters! The youngest knows how to sew, but with school and extracurricular activities she doesn't have anytime to be in front of a sewing machine. Thanks!

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