Yesterday morning I felt really accomplished as I managed to photograph both my BHL floras, my georgia dress, two tallis collar and my diamond blouse. Took me two hours and I was starving after it. Pass me the biggest burger, man!
I seriously don’t know how models do it for a living. So to celebrate I decided to share at least one project with you today. Tomorrow is the last day to enter #florasewalong, this is my entry. I’m afraid you will have to wait a little longer for the others as I’m ‘preparing’ for the big meet up on saturday- read -sewing my outfit. OMG I will need help on the day! Hello 80 sign up sewists! I cannot wait to meet you! * update. If you want, you can vote for me
Back to flora (officially v2). The fabric is 100% cotton from the man outside Sainsbury. He is so awesome. The drape of this fabric is so soft everyone that touches, including me, thinks there is some viscose. No no no, he said. Love when he burn stuff! This was a bargain of £2 per metre. I only bought 2 metres and managed to squeezed my dress out it. I know.. I’m a fan of fabric roulette. never buy enough and spend hours “could I fit like this, like that!”
Thanks to Dr Dukan my waist is back to 29 inches/ 74 cm. That meant I was within the middle their sizes and decided to initially cut a size Us 10/ Uk 14. In the end I had to remove about 3, 5 cm from C.B and 2 cm from the waist/side seam. I haven’t lengthen the skirt and it’s perfect balance of high low for my heigh. I wasn’t a fan until I started wearing.
Combines the best of both worlds. Show my best assets but I don’t have to worry when I bend. Sewing does help to discover a few things about clothes functionality. The front bodice was lengthen by 3 cm, and I moved and lengthen both of the darts.
The back bodice only lengthen by 1,5 cm. I also had to adjust the straps. Cannot remember now how much I added because for this version I ended up removing a little extra for my initial alteration.
The dress hits perfectly over my waist but my belt keep riding up.
|after sinking, a quick shoe change.|
You probably wondering, Rachel.. you are the queens of wraps, didn’t you want to make variation 1? I did at first but variation 2 is so unique I was take in LOVE.. both of my versions are V2.
This version is advised to have a lining. To be honest, I really don’t mind without because the back is visible mostly when the skirt is flowing. I just sewn all in french seams for tidiness! I have saturated the image above to try to show you.
Can you tell how happy with this dress? Put your dancing shoes and lets party!
I have sewn every single BHL design and the girls cannot get it wrong. Love love love them! Ps I worn this dress for Tilly’s book launch party!