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Black Guipure Lace Dress with Cream Silk Lining

Bess wearing black circles lace dress holding a glass of bubbly

Bess enjoying a glass of bubbly wearing her black guipure lace dress which was lined in cream silk rep suiting. The pattern is her very basic dress block that only has bust darts and a centre back seam for shape. It’s tricky to tell in this photo but the lining is 3″ shorter leaving the scalloped edge unlined. Also unseen is the perfectly matched centre back seam (You’ll have to trust me on this one).

The lining and the lace are made up separately and joined at the neck with a vibrant turquoise satin bias binding. There’s no zip- it just chucks over the head.

 

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Black Stretch Lace T-shirt

black stretch lace t-shirt

Black stretch lace t-shirt made by Jane for Lulu

Fabrics and Notions:

Black stretch lace #2415

Stay tape

Pattern: Altered from an ancient Vogue Elements hooded top pattern.

Whilst all the seams were overlocked, Jane hemmed and turned the neck using a twin needle, which gives enough stretch on a straight stitch because of the bobbin zigzagging on the reverse. It is an effective way to finish off the hems using a domestic machine.

black stretch lace t-shirt
black stretch lace t-shirt

This hot pink dummy might be fabulous but this t-shirt looks lots better with arms in it, you know.

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Pink Denim Skirt and Jacket with Lace Trim

Jane made this Denim jacket and matching skirt with stretch pink denim for Kitcat. It is trimmed in black lace (because Kitcat is 9 going on 19). The skirt is a great little pattern from Burda (9480) – the back was made slightly wider so elastic could be put in. The Jacket was an utter nightmare – BEWARE OF INDIE PATTERNS DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET! She eventually got there though! And Kitcat is very pleased.

Topstitched with two poly sew all threads run through the same eye of the needle (a trick that is far easier and reliable than using topstitching thread, we have found). The coloured jeans buttons are riveted in.

The belt was made by Harlequin (you send them the fabric and hey presto!)

pink denim jacket and matching mini skirt
pink denim jacket and matching mini skirt
lime green and pale pink denim jackets
lime green and pale pink denim jackets

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Black lacey embossed plastic button

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Wine Red and Black lace print Silk crepe de chine

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Forest Green and Black lace print Silk crepe de chine

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Purpley Blue and Black lace print Silk crepe de chine

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Black and Brown stripe Wool Tweed with Black Lace vertical stripe Panels

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Stretch Poly Black Lace

Black stretch lace top made for Lulu by Jane
Black stretch lace top made for Lulu by Jane

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Black Polyamide and Elastane Stretch Lace

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Black corded Viscose and Polyamide Lace.

The selvedge has a scalloped edge that can be exposed if carefully cut off.

black corded lace selvedge

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black lacy knit mixed fibres jumper knit

Black mixed fibres Jacquard lacey Jumper Knit. 52% Acrylic 33% Polyamide 10% Wool 5% Elastane.

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Black stretch Lace overlaid Blue, Tan and Ochre heavy Polyester and Elastane Jersey

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Black Guipure Lace Trim

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Black Guipure Lace Trim

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Black and White circles Polyester Guipure Lace

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Black and Multicolour floral print 56% Viscose 44% Polyester soft corded Lace

 

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Black wide stretch double scallop edge Lace

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Black Skull and Crossbones design Lace Trim. 95% Cotton 5% Nylon

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Black wide double scallop edge Lace

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Black heart design Stretch Lace Trim

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Black Polyester floral 105mm wide Guipure Lace Trim

Black Polyester floral Guipure Lace Trim

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Black Polyester rose floral 60mm wide Guipure Lace Trim

Black Polyester rose floral Guipure Lace Trim

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Black Polyester rose floral 35mm wide Guipure Lace Trim

Black Polyester rose floral Guipure Lace Trim

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Black spriggy floral scalloped edge 80mm wide lace

Black spriggy floral scalloped edge lace

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Black 50% Cotton 50% Polyester Guipure Lace

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Silk Posh Frock

pposh silk satin frock with fitted jacket

Rowena being a very glam Mother of the Groom in her black and magenta abstract print silk satin flared dress and matching dupion silk fitted jacket. She was a busy bee as she also made her hat and bag plus grooms men’s cravats and hankies. Also her daughter in law’s lace gown (which she beaded!) her veil and headdress.

Blimey! Now she is off to do some gardening. 

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Black and White Mary Quant style floral 60% Acrylic 40% Polyester Lace

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Black spriggy floral scalloped edge lace

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Black and Clear lace printed glossy plastic 2 hole button

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Black circle polyester Guipure Lace

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Black Stretch Chantilly Lace

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Black Cotton and Polyamide stretch Lace

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Black Cotton Guipure Lace. Shown (in turquoise) made up on our catwalk

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Black and Cream check Worsted Wool Suiting with Lilac vertical stripe Panels.

SF4474 lace appliqué suiting
lace appliqued worsted wool suiting

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Blue Black and Taupe Grey Floral Printed Poly Lace

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Brown Black and Taupe Grey Floral Printed Poly Lace

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3207

Black and Grey Stretch Poly Lace

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Green/Blue/Black/Grey Designer lace and floral printed Polyester

 

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Black Mary Quant style Flower Stretch Lace

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Black and white animal printed stretch Lace

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Designer Black Polyamide Guipure Lace

ABOUT

Stone Fabrics was established in 1997 by Jane who was frustrated with the choice of natural fibre quality dress fabrics available to dressmakers and sewing enthusiasts. In a bid to stop her mother’s moaning Bess suggested she open a shop herself, and so the shop was born. Now the pair run the shop together with the ethos to inspire with a wealth of top quality, one-off and unusual fabrics and provide personal help and attention.

We are striving to get as much stock on the website as possible but it is a Sisyphean task. If you have a particular request and can not find it, please ask and we will be delighted to help you.



TESTIMONIALS

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Don’t take our word for it, here’s what our customers say:


 I just have to tell you how much I totally love love love the black wool I’ve almost finished the dress and it is totally divine, exactly what I wanted, it hangs beautifully, the pleats are crisp and perfect and wow you ARE the BEST fabric shop in the world, In reality it looks too beautiful for work but I always wear beautiful clothes for work (why change the habit of a lifetime) 😀

Clair, (Spain) July 2018


Hi, just wanted to send you lovely ladies a positive message. I had another lovely few moments in your fantastic shop this Saturday, I could spend hours, days,weeks wallowing in the fabric loveliness! And you ladies are so helpful, full of fun and smiles, I know that can be a lot to ask when you have other things on your mind. Anyhow, well done, 

Sally, (UK) June 2018


The fabric I ordered yesterday has just arrived. Brilliant service!!

Helen, (Berkshire) June 2018


My Fabric arrived first thing this morning. Thanks as ever for the speedy service. Best wishes,

Cyslyn, (London) June 2018


Thank you so much for the fabric I received this morning.  In spite of not getting a sample it was exactly what i was hoping for.

Audrey, (County Antrim) June 2018


I just wanted to let you know that I received my fabric today and am delighted with it.  All three fabrics are exactly as you described them.  I just wanted to thank you for such great service and speedy delivery.  I will be ordering from you again.

Kate, (Bristol) May 2018


Just delighted with my fabric delivery today. You couldn’t have been more helpful whilst I was ordering with matching, haberdashery to match too. It’s so difficult to find fabric suppliers up here in the north east of Scotland. Ordering online isn’t always the best and with your super fast swatch service I had all in needed in a week. Will definitely order again for future projects.
Thank you

Jacqueline, (Oxford) July 2017


I’ve just received my lovely parcel of fabric/lining from you and am absolutely delighted.  Once again, many thanks to all the ladies at Stone Fabrics

Julia, (Aberdeenshire) November 2017


Just to say a big thanks for sending my needlecord fabric so quickly.  Its absolutely lovely!  Will be placing another when I get paid next week.

Marietta, (Powys) October 2017


Excellent service and lovely fabric – thank you.

Geraldine, (Surrey) September 2017


Thank you so much for my fabric it is just perfect. Such a fabulous business to buy from, the whole experience of buying online was flawless, fabric exactly as displayed online, lady who took my order was so helpful and made the whole experience an excellent experience. I will definitely be back and will recommend to all my friends. Thank You 😊

Teresa, (County Armagh) July 2017


I rang on Saturday morning and placed an order which arrived this morning(Monday). Beautiful fabrics! I am very impressed and delighted that everything arrived so quickly.
Many thanks and best wishes to you all.

Maggy (Liverpool) 27th February 2017


Wow wow wow!!!  I’m absolutely delighted with the fabric!!!  It’s just what I wanted – you weren’t wrong when you said it was destined for a bridal gown.  Thank you so much.

Rachael (Nottingham) 18th August 2016


Hi Stone fabrics, just to say the fabrics arrived this lunch time, super fast and they are excellent; just what I wanted. Thank you for good service.

Deborah (Lancashire) 17th August 2016


Hi, I ordered some fabric on the 19/7 and received superb service from Bess. She gave me excellent advice to put an invisible zip in, helped me with some bias binding not online but just perfect. I also ordered some white denim cotton and silk mix that had a mark on it and she said if it didn’t wash out she had some at home she could help me with…..what a star. The fabric arrived within the day, stain washed out and the fabric made up like a dream…..oh and the zip went in perfectly.
Wanted to say thank you for going the extra mile……..excellent service

Diane (Dorset) 10th August 2016


I visited your wonderful shop on last rainy Monday – no amount of rain could dampen my mood following my visit – one of the highlights of my holiday. In my excitement I forgot to check the fibre content of the fabric I bought so I was so pleased to find the care instructions attached to each of the individually wrapped pieces. I haven’t sewn for years due to the lack of fabric choice so finding your shop has reignited my interest in dressmaking. ‘This could be the start of a beautiful friendship’!! This morning I looked at your ‘catwalk‘ section for the first time and i know it will inspire me to get back to the fun and freedom of sewing my own clothes again.
Many thanks,

Mary (UK) 3rd August 2016


I received my parcel of fabric this week and love all of them. You have a fabulous selection of fabric and your customer service is faultless. All fabrics beautifully presented as well – very professional.
I buy fabrics regularly on-line and it is never a good experience from other retailers. They can be some of the rudest people ever and fabrics not presented well when delivered so it was a joy to receive my stash of Stone fabrics.
You guys are amazing. Thank you so much , it is a pleasure to buy from you, I’ll be back!

Gail (Essex) June 23rd 2016


Thank you to the staff at Stone Fabrics, great customer service.
Amazed that the samples arrived so quickly and just for the price of a couple of stamps. Then my order arrived promptly the following day. Really pleased with the colour and quality…Look forward to my next order.
Thanks again.

Helena (Suffolk) June 15th 2016


Well, I was a little dubious about having to call to order in these days of the automatic internet processes, but now understand why this is important! I got good, helpful advice, and was able to order just what I wanted as a result. Thank you for the lovely fabric, delivered before schedule. The lovely packaging and attached washing and use instructions are a great detail.
With thanks and best wishes,

Nichola (Derbyshire) 12th April 2016


I phoned you yesterday about brown satin, and it has arrived TODAY and is EXACTLY the right colour. So thank you very much for good service and well done.

Mary (Surrey) 11th February 2016


I made a skirt out of your tartan woven silk dupion for Burns Night. I was very pleased with it and was impressed by your prompt and excellent service in sending me the swatch and then the material I chose. Thank you very much.

Christina (Hertfordshire) 31st January 2016


Thank you you are right a great parcel arrived safe and sound today and the fabrics are just fab. Can’t wait to start sewing. Thank you for all your help and brilliant service

Jo (Hampshire) 7th December 2015


Thank you for the samples which arrived today. I have just placed an order by phone for 6827.  Your friendly, prompt service is much appreciated.

Janet (Essex) 4th December 2015


I received the fabric today and it’s great! Thank you so much for such fast postage and everything else, it’s been a pleasure!

Stefanie (Hampshire) 26th November 2015


I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to the lovely lady who served me last Wednesday. I came into buy some sequinned velour which had sold out, I chose some embellished black jersey instead. The pattern said I needed 3m but there was just over 2 which I took anyway and you very kindly gave me the sample piece too. I laid it out that evening and because you so kindly gave me the sample piece I managed to get the whole dress out of the fabric. Thank you, thank you, thank you 😃 I come from Taunton so don’t get to visit that often but every time I do the customer service is second to none.

Julia (Somerset) 16th November 2015


Thankyou for the velvet fabric which I received this morning – it is just what I wanted.  It was very kind of you to send me extra length and I am sure I will be able to work around the couple of faults.  I am going to make a special dress for my Ruby Wedding next year and the raspberry colour is one of my favourites.  The pattern I am hoping to use is Butterick 6018 or Butterick 6130 with a longer sleeve.  I always make a toile first as I find the fitting is one of the most challenging things when making your own clothes.  Thanks again for the excellent service you provide.

Jennifer (Nottinghamshire) 13th November 2015


Thank you so much for all your help yesterday. The two coat linings arrived safely this morning along with the shoulder pads. You were absolutely right in your analysis of the colours (I chose the pewter one but both are lovely) and your help and speedy service are exemplary. I’m sure I’ll be back for more.

Victoria (Lincolnshire) 21st October 2015


Thank you so much for sorting my request – my parcel arrived safely today and I am thrilled with everything in it. I will definitely be using you again, and I will share my experience with my fellow students on my course.

Trish (Yorkshire) 9th October 2015


I’ve ordered two lots of fabric from you, including having samples sent out first, and your service and efficiency have been second to none.  Thank you very much for making it so easy.

Tracey (Cornwall) 23rd July 2015


Thank you for your advice and help in selecting the “right” fabric yesterday and the speedy dispatch is very much appreciated too! It arrived this morning and is just drying on the line, so almost ready to cut.

Susan (Yorkshire) 14th July 2015


Just dropping by to say thank you so much for taking my little order this morning. It is do refreshing to deal with a company who are both professional,knowledgeable and friendly too. Looking forward to doing more business with you.

Marysia (Lincolnshire) 9th July 2015


Just to say an enormous thank you, my fabric has arrived swiftly and I am delighted with it. The soft coral shade is perfect and also the fabric itself fine and excellent quality. Many thanks indeed……can’t wait to get creative!

Susan (W. Sussex) 13th June 2015


A short while ago I requested various samples which were received very quickly. I then phoned through an order for several different fabrics together with lining and interlining. I was most impressed with the friendly efficiency of the person I spoke to. I thought service like this had disappeared!

Jacqueline (Nottinghamshire) 24th May 2015


I have just received my fabric order and wanted to say thank you. It is the first time I have ordered fabric from you and I am delighted with my purchases. The fabrics are lovely and the zip is perfect and it all came so beautifully wrapped. I wish I lived nearer to your shop so I could come and buy in person! Many thanks.

Janet (Southampton) 22nd May 2015


I have to say that you provide the best service ever. If you have any facebook site or something, I would tell the whole world 🙂 how much I appreciate your servicemindness.

Sissel (Norway) 19th May 2015


Dear Madam, […] I found the lady on the phone very helpful, thank you for your kind attention

Pat (Kent) 5th May 2015


I just wanted to let you know that the fabric I ordered from you last week arrived on Wednesday as promised and it’s gorgeous.  All the way to Inverness in 24 hours!  You also made a great job of picking out lining/zips to match so thanks for the great service.

Shona (Inverness) 10th January 2014


Dear Stone Fabrics,
Yesterday afternoon I ordered some of your wool boucle fabric. The fabric is absolutely beautiful and very realistically priced. Postage was less than other online fabric retailers charge. Elwen served me and could not have been more helpful, polite and cheerful!

The fabric arrived in today’s post! Thank you so much for such a wonderful service; excellent fabric, competitive prices, swift helpful service, what more could anyone ask for!
Happy Christmas to you all!

Donna (Surrey) 10th December 2014


I have to say how impressed I’ve been with how quick and easy you’ve made ordering both the samples and the fabric. I won’t hesitate to order with you again.

Emma (Berkshire) 20th November 2014


I’ve just received the material, its fantastic! many thanks for your service! 🙂

Andrea (Malta) 20th November 2014


hi, just to say my fabric arrived, and just wanted to complement such excellent service. I have ordered fabric from elsewhere on line and have always had problems with things not being in stock or it taking ages to actually arrive. plus I like that I have to actually ring up and speak to someone rather than just clicking a button to buy, it makes it easier to check what I am ordering is what I want.

thanks

Kirstan (Yorkshire) 19th November 2014


I would like to thank you for your great service…The fabrics are lovely. It was a pleasure to work with them and the result is so nice 😉 I am very happy that I found your online store with such amazing range of beautiful fabrics! 

Anastasia (Aberdeenshire) 4th November 2014


Thanks so much my fabrics arrived today and they are lovely.  The colours are perfect, they match up very well with what was shown on your website. I can’t get stretch linen or cheesecloth here.

Kim (Sydney, Au) 12th August 2014


Great speedy service 🙂

Anne Marie (Powys) 9th July 2014


I just wanted to write to tell you how absolutely delighted I am with the 4612 Foxy Acrylic faux Fur material I purchased from you yesterday. It arrived this afternoon, beautifully wrapped and just perfect. The lady I spoke to on the phone who took my order was so helpful, polite and really informative helping me order the material and describing exactly how it looked and felt and because of this, made my decision easier and ultimately I am one happy customer! I have worked in retail and graphic design for a long time and it was so nice to receive such a great service and to receive my material so quickly aswell! I look forward to ordering from you again soon.

Joanne (Hampshire) 6th November 2013


Thank you very much for the prompt response. Great service.

Matt (London) 23rd July 2013


I would just like to say a huge thank you for your superb service. I placed an order on Friday morning and it was with me less than 24 hours later. Brilliant! The additional bonus was the packaging which made my fabric even more of a pleasure to receive and unwrap. Have to say I’m still at the stroking and smiling phase with it though!

Susan (Oxfordshire) 22nd June 2013


My parcel of linen and trimming has just arrived – less than 24 hours after I ordered it! Now, I call that service! And so beautifully wrapped and ribboned – it felt like Christmas. Thank you so much – I’m sure we will do business again. 

Elaine (Cambridgeshire) 6th June 2013


Just received my first order and wanted to thank you for your amazing service! I found your site by accident after missing out on a Italian Designer dress on ebay which was followed by the defiant attitude that I could make an even nicer one myself J. Used to buying my fabrics online, I was initially put out by the thought of phoning in an order, but wow what a service and you were totally true to your word about helping find the perfect materials for me (which are beautiful)! Then if that wasn’t good enough I received the materials the next day… unbelievable… when you said that I thought you were joking!

Karen (Yorkshire) 14th March 2013


Thank you for your good customer service, and always so quick

Terese (Somerset) 26th February 2013


I telephoned yesterday afternoon to place an order for some fabric, lining etc.
I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you that it all arrived today, beautifully packaged and looking lovely.
Thank you so much

Nicola (Hampshire) 4th October 2012


Just a quick note to say thank you for such a wonderful website and service. Parcel arrived Weds- so fast. Much appreciated, and now off to \’make something\’. 
Could not be more pleased.

Laurie (E. Sussex) 14th September 2012


Just a quick note to say thank you, what a pleasure to do business with you. 
Yesterday morning I telephoned and placed an order for four lengths of fabric and they arrived this morning. The quality of the fabric is superb, excellently packaged and promptly delivered. Very many thanks, I know what I shall be doing this afternoon!

Annie (London) 10th August 2012


Many thanks for the fabric which arrived today. As always -very prompt service and a perfect colour match!

Wendy (Hampshire) 13th June 2012


I just have to say congratulations on the best ever collection of fabrics. I don’t need any but can hardly contain myself!

Bernie. (France) 1st June 2012