Comments on: Alençon Lace http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:08:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Miranda http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438854 Miranda Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:27:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438854 One of the first real formal dresses I made (for my husband’s cousins prom!) was made from Alencon lace and silk satin (http://www.onelittleminuteblog.com/2010/06/miss-megans-senior-prom-dress/). I had never worked with lace before, let alone high quality lace, and I think I trembled a bit with that first slice through the gorgeous and pricey fabric ($120/yd, I think). Luckily, the dress turned out beautifully, and I keep hoping for another chance to work with Alencon lace again…you know, when someone else is paying for the fabric:)
I had no idea Alencon was a real town! I wonder if the lace is as expensive there as it is here? If not, maybe I should have you buy a bit for me!

xoxo

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By: Bonnie @ the pin junkie http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438533 Bonnie @ the pin junkie Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:28:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438533 Gorgeous!

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By: Kacy Faulconer http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438485 Kacy Faulconer Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:14:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438485 Before we had kids, we visited Christian’s parents when they were living in Belgium. We SPLURGED (we were very poor students) on a blessing dress with a little Brugge Lace around the hem and collar. All the kids have worn it on their blessing day. I hope some of my grand kids wear it.

Pull the trigger on some Alencon lace.

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438443 Michelle Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:29:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438443 General paints has a beautiful soft grey color – with the same name. My old Victorian home had the hue throughout. It was my favorite color/non-color.

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By: Courtney Odle http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438426 Courtney Odle Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:16:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438426 Beautiful! I love this bridal look. So simple, chic, and oh, so French!

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By: Giulia http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438396 Giulia Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438396 My mother’s dress was made of alencon lace and I restructured the dress and had my own wedding dress made of all the lace including the long veil.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438383 Design Mom Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:33:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438383 Credit Agricole is totally our bank! And yes, I definitely need to visit the Alencon lace museum.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438381 Design Mom Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:32:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438381 I don’t think I’ve actually seen any up close. It looks gorgeous in photos!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438379 Design Mom Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:32:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438379 Just 6 more months. : ( But we’re trying hard to purchase a little cottage. Which means we’ll be back for a part of each year!

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By: Merris http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438360 Merris Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:47:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438360 I worked for the Credit Agricole in Alencon (and Argentan!) for a summer a decade ago, and have enjoyed following your adventures in Normandy. Make it a priority to spend a few hours at the Alecon lace museum while you have the opportunity. They display so many beautiful gowns that have graced many household names. The craftsmanship is stunning.

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By: red peeptoe pumps http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438353 red peeptoe pumps Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:56:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438353 Mine too, Amy! The quality of the lace was unlike anything else I’d seen. Absolutely beautiful!

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438351 Amy Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:30:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438351 My wedding dress was made of alencon lace, I fall in love with it again every time I look at it.

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By: BON VOYAGE http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/alencon-lace/comment-page-1/#comment-438336 BON VOYAGE Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:31:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31114#comment-438336 Good gravy. Is there anyway you can stay in France for another year, pleeeease!
It so nice to know you are in this part of the world. Please don’t leave!!!

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