Making a lace dress

9 years, 4 months ago 25
Posted in: Work in Progress


I bought a bunch of pretty lace in Paris last year, thinking to make something awesome with it, but I just haven’t found the time…..until today.

I was really inspired by a collection of antique laces I saw in a Copenhagen museum of design recently, and came home determined to finally do something fantastic with mine. In rows and rows of cabinets and drawers were hidden laces of such breathtaking beauty and fine craftsmanship, that I shrieked in disbelief, delight and coveting every time I opened one. I also nearly fainted from sensory overload and might or might not have tried to lick the glass at one point. The security guard didn’t like me very much.


I want it! Give it to me!

I’ll just have to do my best with what I’ve got.

25 Responses

  1. Annina says:

    hehe cute blog post, the image of you licking the glass vitrines in that museum is funny.
    can’t wait to see what you’ll make for beautiful little Skyler.

  2. noxy says:

    ooooooooooo lace. <3 I’m certain what you’ve got and what you’ll do with it will most definitely turn out to be the best. Eagerly waiting to see what turns out. Hee!

  3. Teddi says:

    Ohhh, I love lace as well. Have fun creating your lace dress. I cannot wait to see it. I am sure it will be ethereal.

  4. Jerry says:

    Love laces too! I am usually prowling ebay for rare ones.^_^

  5. Astera says:

    Delicate lace seems perfect for sweet Skyler. What will her background story be?

  6. paulina says:

    I´m just agree with your last phrase; i feel that way everytime i look your gorgeus dolls; for an instant there is a kind of pain in my chest because of their beauty and perfection and ask myself if some day i will achieve making dolls like this. Then i close my eyes, i take a breathe and say to myself : I’ll just have to do my best with what I’ve got. I´m sure that you will make an incredible costume with that lace. You have the sensibility and the talent for that, i´m very anxious to see what the result will be.
    Greetings from Argentina,

  7. jacci says:

    can’t wait to see skylar in her lace dress. i’m sure she’ll be stunning. she’s really kinda a lost and found doll isn’t she? the lace you’ve had for so long with a doll who face you suddenly decided to use. some things are meant to be.

  8. Crystal says:

    I would love to see a bonnet with lace peaking out. :)

  9. Well that is how I feel everytime I click on your blog and see your dolls. My face is in the screen wanting to just reach out and touch her.

    My heart start pumping out of controle.

    Thank you for sharing your work…Merci

  10. Orangey says:

    Wow, I can already imagine the wonders you’ll create with these lace pieces, I picture something grand, lots of layers- lace is the perfect material for Skylar, good luck channeling all that awesome inspiration into a great piece!

  11. Amoreen says:

    I spent last couple of days on thinking, dreaming and immagine how it would be to make a beautiful (maybe victorian?) dress with bonnet, lace and other things like that…if I hade a one of Marina’s princesses, of course…Now maybe I will see, how it turns out!!!:-)))Wow, is it a telepathy? Great idea, Marina!

  12. Branch says:

    Hi Marina! Love your blog – congrats on all the recent success! Hope you’re pleased with your spreads on Branch! They’re a hit!

  13. I’m anxious to see what you do to Skyler,I imagine something very beautiful and delicate,I love everything you do. God always bless your creativity Marina.

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