Monday, May 13, 2013

Watercolor Elisalex Dress

This post is rather overdue! I made this dress long ago and absolutely love wearing it, both during the day while running errands as well as out for date night with a pair of heels. The shape of the bodice is gorgeous the way it sweeps out over the shoulders and dips down in the back! However, as much as I enjoy wearing it, the light colored fabric hasn't enjoyed my attempts at photography until now.

My By Hand London Elisalex Dress has the original bodice from the pattern and a simple gathered skirt since my fabric was too flimsy for the tulip shape. To make the skirt a bit more interesting, I added pleats just above the hem.

Is anyone else excited to get their paws on the new Victoria Blazer Pattern from By Hand London? I'm super into the idea of a sleeveless version and especially love the one they sewed up in plaid!





9 comments:

  1. This is so lovely! The neckline is really awesome. Can you wear a regular bra with it, with strap carriers? I really like that you varied the skirt, because while the original is quite fun (with the right fabric), it's not... shall we say, "universally flattering". You're a smart lady!

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  2. Such a pretty version of this dress! It looks super chic and relaxed at the same time.

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  3. How flippin' cute is this!!!?? Well done. This makes me super excited for spring dressmaking.

    Cat
    catgotdressed.blogspot.com

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  4. This bodice is perfectly feminine, but your skirt variation certainly makes for a more wearable piece! Adorable!

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  5. Nice work. I've just seen a sleeveless version of the Essalex dress and am impressed by both.

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  6. Very lovely dress. I really like those pleats you added above the hem. Great idea!

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  7. Oh gosh, I love the pleats - they really make it special! I love this pattern too - I already have 2 and am plotting my third.... :-)

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  8. Lovely. Looks very nice on you, too!

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