Are you feeling the By Hand London Love? It is completely not intention sequence of makes from their patterns. I’m just trying to catch up on things I made that never got around to blog while on holiday. This sexy dress was my participation from #sewsexysewalong.
The FBA on this baby is super easy and was pretty much the only alteration. This dress been sat on my sewing room because I wasn’t sure about the straps. The bodice is super beautiful and I didn’t want the straps to cover it. My shoulders aren’t particular narrow, I was a swimmer at school, so the large strap help giving the impression they are narrower. I tried the skinny strap, contrasting colour, tried without straps, asked advice on IG…
Thank you for all the advice on making strapless. Waist stays and boning were among the tips. In the end the lazy side of me just wanted my dress finished.
Both my fabrics are cotton sateen. Do you recognise the left over? If you don’t check my copacabana trouser.
The design panels really allowed creative colour blocking. Not the traditional central column with the sides back like Stella but alternating. I even changed the print direction of the back to highlight my assets.
I wasn’t standing straight on the pictures, the straps match on the back. Really excited how this dress turned out. The lengthen was kept the original short length marked on the pattern for the short version.
This is one of my favourite dresses from their pattern range.
Cotton sateen is one my favourite fabrics to use.Do you sew with it?
What fabrics do you use when you making close fit garments?