|By Hand London: Elisalex Dress (Elisalex) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||6/13/13 7:41 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Available for sale on PR: $20.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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From the pattern: "An elegant dress with a low scooped back, princess seamed, fully lined bodice, box pleated tulip skirt and exposed zipper at centre back. There are three sleeve variations and the bodice is designed with very little ease to enhance the waist."
2/6-16/20. I made a 4/8 with alterations.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I did change the tulip skirt to a circle skirt.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were great to follow, and I breezed through this pattern as it was my second Elisalex dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the princess-seamed bodice and elegant neckline, and I love the tulip skirt, but I wanted to make it in a winter-weight knit fabric and I thought a circle skirt was more suitable for that particular fabric.
Medium-weight ponte in charcoal
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Soooo many. Started with a size 8, graded to 10 at bust and back to 8 at waist. 1" full bust adjustment, but had to take out more width at the waist at both front and back. Took 3cm out of back bodice princess seams after removing seam allowance and cutting it on the fold. Pinched out excess fabric at back neckline to eliminate gaping. Shortened bodice by 1.5cm. Half-circle skirt instead of tulip skirt. Didn't line it, but overlocked the side and princess seams, and machine-stitched neckline, sleeve and skirt hems and then cut off excess fabric on inside with small scissors.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Even though I've made two Elisalexes, I would still consider making a third for when summer rolls around. I love the short-sleeved version.
Love, love the pattern. And after perfecting the fit I feel like I need to get a few more variations out of it. Try it for yourself and see!
Read more about this dress on my blog. Thanks!
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