Let me tell you straight away how much I love this dress! It has been quite a journey find the right pattern to fulfill the idea of Xmas dress I had in my head, but in the end all went well. This fabric is a cotton sateen I bought in Australia from Spotlight, one of… Continue reading BHL Lovechild / The Zeenalex
Have you seen the latest awesome By Hand London pattern? It’s the Kim Dress, a feminine design perfect for making gorgeous party dresses – released just in time for the holiday season! I’m head over heels about the faux wrap tulip skirt and I knew I wanted one ASAP. I didn’t plan to sew up… Continue reading Merry and Bright BHL Kim
Ok, let me get it out straight away: I hated making this dress. There you have it! Here it’s the story – when in Italy my older sister asked me to make her an Anna Dress and feeling flattered, I innocently said yes. We didn’t have the time to go fabric shopping together, so she… Continue reading Another (not for me) BHL Anna Dress
The ladies at BHL organized a Pattern Hack competition to demonstrate how versatile and match-able their patterns are. I’ve mixed and swapped bodices and bottoms on more than one occasion (this Floralex here is an example) and also created my favorite skirt so far from their gorgeous Flora Dress pattern (you can see it here),… Continue reading BHL Pattern Hack: The Holly Shirt!
I’ve done it again, I’ve sewn another Flora! After a Flora Dress and a Flora Skirt, here it is the Floralex – or rather when Elisalex bodice meets the gorgeous Flora skirt. It’s the first time I mix (successfully) two different patterns and at the beginning I was a teeny bit apprehensive, but no fear… Continue reading :: BHL Floralex ::
I simply couldn’t resist to make myself a Flora Skirt! The lines of Flora are very feminine and elegant so making this skirt was a “must do”. I’ve to say that the amazing version of Closet Case Files convinced me even more, her skirt is gorgeous and I wish I had such a great fabric on hand!… Continue reading Herringbone Flora
Let me be honest: this Flora gal drove me crazy, but finally I managed to tame her! I did four – yes I said four! – muslins for the bodice, trying to fix darts and extra fabric under my bust and after all the work, my dress is done! I’m sure that if I had… Continue reading Floral Flora!
I was dyeing to sew the maxi version of the Anna Dress and I finally did it! I chose a lovely light cotton voile in a pink and purple tropical print – I love these colors even if at the beginning I thought this messy print was a bit too much for my liking. But… Continue reading Anna goes tropical!
My week end has been all about sewing – if you don’t count the several loads of washing, the shopping, the cleaning – and here are the results of all my efforts to get a better fitting Anna Dress. My first Anna was a straight size 8 – no adjustments whatsoever and neither a muslin… Continue reading Adjustments on the Anna Dress
Here she is! I’ve finished my Georgia Dress and I love her! Do you know why!? Because it is a knockout of a dress! After making a muslin for the bodice only, I cut a size 6 at the bust slimming down to a 4 for the waist and hips. The bodice went together pretty… Continue reading Hello Georgia!