Flora Dress sew along – Completed! #florasewalong

My Flora Dress Sew along from By Hand London is complete 🙂

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Flora Dress Sew along | pattern from By Hand London

I chose to make the Faux Wrap style version which was actually quite tricky.  I felt like I pushed myself out of my comfort zone with this dress.  Although I have been sewing for a few years I would say this year it’s all started to ‘click’.  The dresses I have made this year actually fit me!  I am so happy and proud of myself … YAY! 🙂

I wore this dress out today to the local market to see if I could ‘bag’ myself some fabric bargains.  There a lady approached me and commented how lovely my dress was and asked where I bought it from.  She looked shocked when I mentioned that I had made it myself (Yes! get in there Lou you can make awesome dresses!! – sorry…reality check time).

I love the fullness in the skirt with this dress.  The wrap part on the top is a little gape’y for me but I just wear a camisole type vest thing under so no showage 😉

I will definitely make this dress again.  I think next time I will make the tank top version…watch this space folks! So here’s a few pics of my fab dress 🙂

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Flora Dress Sew along | pattern from By Hand London

louweezcreates.co.uk

Flora Dress Sew along | pattern from By Hand London

louweezcreates.co.uk

Flora Dress Sew along | pattern from By Hand London

Link to High Res pic of me in my dress for the By Hand Sew along Competition are  – here and  here

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6 thoughts on “Flora Dress sew along – Completed! #florasewalong

  1. Beautiful! I made a dress that was faux wrap and It was indeed tricky! The fit is so perfect on you and you look amazing in it! That invisible zip was put in so perfectly a task I still struggle with at times. Fabulous work!

  2. Hi TheSimpleSeamstress, many thanks for your lovely comments. The invisible zip was a bit tricky for me too. I have ordered a concealed zipper foot for my sewing machine so hopefully that will help a bit 🙂

  3. This is lovely, well done! I’m currently on my third muslin of this bodice (and slowly losing enthusiasm…) but seeing yours has inspired me to get on with it over the weekend 🙂

    • Hi Alice, I also had difficulties with the bodice too. Since buying and completing a craftsy class (The Bodice Sloper) the whole bodice thing has become a lot easier. It taught me to make a bodice block in my own size. I made a dress using that block and it fits beautifully! Would highly recommend!

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