Fabric: Dotty Cotton sateen. I don’t know where I got it from and when. It was hidden in my stash. what a treasure, don’t you think?
Pattern: The top it’s BHL elisalex dress and the skirt it’s self drafted.
Notions: Hook& eye and invisible zipper I got from Kollabora. Have you added your projects there? I’m adding a couple of WIPs right now.
Size and alterations: Since I sewn my first elisalex, I dropped a few dress sizes. After adjusting my pattern I made sure I didn’t add seam allowance. It’s such an easy way to grade it down or make it knitable. Based on my adjusted pattern, I graded it down a size. Fit it’s perfect. I could have just came back to the pattern and sewn a smaller size but I didn’t want to loose all the other adjustment I had initially made. It’s lined with the same fabric.
Time to complete: About 3 and half hours during my birthday. Such a treat to sew a birthday dress on your birthday.