Elisalex Liberty Love

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Another beautiful pattern from those crafty girls over at By Hand London that has been made by hundreds of sewists the world over. The Elisalex dress was a joy to see, especially as I had this gorgeous Liberty fabric to work with. I cut a straight size 10 and didn’t make a muslin ( I am a impatient sod and when I have an idea of a garment, I wanna see it made..pronto) the bodice was a little big so had to take the side seams in 1″ at the waist and I really should have done a small busy adjustment because I also had to reduce the curve on the bust. My choice of lining could have been better as even though I under stitched the neckline it still won’t sit flat and you can see the white lining ( white lining!!! What was I thinking??)

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I love the bodice (and will be making it again) and have actually worn it out a few times, but I am unsure about the tulip skirt, in theory I love the shape but in reality I am short and the volume does not do me any favours so am thinking I will adjust the volume, especially around the hips!
Deeply love the fabric though and for that reason she will get worn again (with adjustments), with a denim jacket and ankle boots maybe!!