Abalone Diamonds Dress

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Summer smock styled dress with lace neck feature and diamond patchworks in abalone themed colours of fine fabrics.

Summer dress or over-top is light and cool,  Lace neckline yoke feature with gatherings of lightweight floaty patchworks under yoke.  Back neck button but not needed as dress fits over head.  Model is about size 10 to 12 (UK).

Dress on dummy shows additional yoke decoration and scalloped flap inserted between yoke and dress patches


Five different patch pieces used when joining the diamonds together in diagonal rows, stitching on the 'straight' (not stretchy) edge of a diamond.  Using a strong paper template, place one edge on the 'straight grain' to draw around and cut out. Stitch the 'straight grain' sides together when joining a strip diagonally.


Yoke lace is taken from a blouse, and lined with a fabric which has transparent blue roses (seen in the patches); which holds the entire yoke firm.  Same lining fabric is neck edging turnover.  Bottom of yoke open to insert patchwork portion; gathered at bust curve-over area.  This works well - see model.

Matt blue from blouse is used for decorative 'cover' over front yoke seaming, and as 'flab edging' over bust line. (not shown this photo).

This unique dress Abalone Diamonds: max bust.   back neck to hem.   hem circumference

£140.00.   Shop to be integrated 2024:

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