Chambray + Lace Sureau Dress

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend. David and I took a little road trip to Tulsa, OK to see George Strait in concert with his parents. We had the best time exploring the city, eating delicious food, and shopping around town. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend :)

Today I’m sharing a dress I made several weeks ago, but just never got around to posting! It is one of my favorites for a few reasons. One, it was so simple to make; and two, it looks ((to me!)) like a store-bought dress. #winning.

So, let me introduce to you my Chambray + Lace Sureau Dress 

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Glasses: BonLook // Earrings c/o Lily Asher // Necklace c/o Jacaranda Designs // dress: Self-Made // Boots: DSW

Some details:

-I purchased the chambray from Fancy Tiger Crafts in the Fall when I was visiting Denver. I have NO idea what brand it is, but there are small flakes of color in it, which is interesting! The lace is just from Jo-Ann, but I feel as if it did the job well!

-I sewed the same size that I sewed for the Belladone Dress, but this one didn’t fit me quite as well. The bust was a big too big and was gaping a bit. Next time I will sew the darts bigger and I think that will help with the problem.

-For the back, I over laid the chambray with a panel of lace, basted them together around the edges and sewed them into the dress as one piece. It was super easy!

-The front of the dress features a button placket, but I decided to omit the buttons and do another lace overlay. I am SO happy I did this!! The dress itself is pretty simple in construction and details, so adding this pop of lace to the front really tied everything together.

I really love wearing this dress + even paired it with (a friend’s) pair of cowboy boots for the concert this weekend. So Texas 😉

xoCaroline

16 thoughts on “Chambray + Lace Sureau Dress

  1. Wow, this is ridiculously gorgeous. I absolutely love the pop of lace on the back. I’m assuming you’ve got a zipper somewhere…under the arm? Totally inspiring me to get my machine out again. I sew for my kids a lot, but not much for myself. I just sewed my 5 year old daughter an Easter dress with a chambray button up bodice and a pink stretch lace “tulip” layered skirt. Now it’s my turn!

  2. I love this! The lace back is such a nice detail! I’m a sucker for lace. I can’t wait to see your other version!

    I find that the neck gapes on myself and everyone that has made it. What I did to remedy it was to take a 1/2 inch wedge from the neck line and then true the neck line. I also took 1/2 inch wedge from the shoulders.

  3. Love this idea of lace with chambray! Especially on the button placket down the front :) So you mentioned that you made this the same size as your Belladone – I have made the Sureau with less than great fit results, and am looking at the Belladone next. May I ask what size you used for these, I think we might be close in size – thanks! :)

  4. I love your sureau! I had the same ‘gaping’ problem when I made mine was thinking of altering it a bit at the shoulder seams…I think I need to pull in a bit of the fabric on the inside of the v. Am I making any sense? Ha! Anway, I will be curious to see how the tweaks go for you!

    1. ya it makes sense :) I am not sure what I’ll do to tweak it next time.. but something needs to be done lol

  5. I’m in the process of making a Sureau – may I ask how you made the sleeveless variation? I’ve been looking at Paunnet’s sew-along recommendations, but was wondering if you went a different route to finish the arm holes? Thanks!

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