Ooh La La Lace Mash Up Dress

Dress pattern: I’d love to be able to give you a pattern for this dress but it’s a huge mash up of different pattern pieces. I’ve basically drawn the front myself because I wanted something a bit ooh.. la la.
Fabric: Lace overlay, cotton lining.


One of my goals for 2017 was to make myself a really gorgeous, sexy, ooh la la lace dress, which was inspired from this Hello Molly lace dress below.

I’m totally committed to doing all the things I’ve wanted to do this year, even making a 2017 Pinterest bucket list!

Hello Molly Dress

I had a heap of really fun events over summer that I wanted to wear something a bit more stylish to. This was a good challenge for me because I had never worked with lace in the past. I also had never inserted an invisible zipper, which proved to be really easy and perfect for this dress. I can now say I have mastered putting those in, hooray!



The main reason why I made the second black version was to celebrate my divorce party with all of my girlfriends! If anyone has ever been through a similar experience you’ll know how great it is to celebrate the date, since it’s exactly a year after you leave the relationship. I had so many things to be proud of walking away from that relationship. On top of discovering who I am again, working towards new goals and making new friends. I am so much happier now and actually look forward to what my future will bring.





Here is a photo of my night out with all my girlfriends wearing this pretty oh la la lace dress. 🙂 I’d have to say even though it’s been a tough year for me, it’s been completely life-changing and something I will always look back and be thankful for. As in, having the courage to walk away and put yourself first. Especially when you know you deserve so much more in life.



Lastly, here is a pic of the puggies in my ‘not so new’ place haha.


x Erin x


5 thoughts on “Ooh La La Lace Mash Up Dress

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  2. Hi Erin, Congrats on your new part of your life! I followed you on your last blog (really missed it when it went down) and am so happy you came back. I know how hard big life changing events like that are, but like you said, you come out stronger and happier in the end.
    You definitely succeeded in making Oh la la lace dresses! These are amazing, as usual. Can’t wait to see more.

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    • Thank you so much Kat, that’s so nice of you to say! It has been a huge year and I’m really excited to get back into sewing and also being inspired by what everyone else has been making. The sewing community is something I have really been wanting to get back into! Everyone is always so lovely and helpful. Looking forward to an exciting new year!! 🙂 Happy sewing xx


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