Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Flora dress Blog tour

The Flora dress in stretch velvet

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I last posted something here. I was asked by Heidi from Elegance and Elephants to participate on the blog tour for her newest pattern release, the Flora dress and tunic. I was thrilled to sew another one of her patterns, since I have been a huge fan of her designs since day one.

 For this dress, I had so many different ideas about the fabrics I wanted to use and the details I wanted to add, but in the end I decided to use some red stretch velvet fabric I had in my stash for a few years. I wanted it to be a dress that my daughter could wear for Christmas, but also be able to wear it on other days. I lengthened the skirt to make it more of a maxi style dress, since my daughter loves long dresses lately and I also wanted it to have long sleeves. I really like the style of the sleeves and the sleeve cuff.

My daughter really liked this dress and wore it for two days straight after I finished it!
On the neckline, I added a box pleat accent with black beads, just to add more interest to it. My daughter helped me decide what to add to the neckline. She was very involved in the making of this dress.

Sewing this dress was a real treat! I started graduate school in August and since then, I had not sewn anything. I didn't imagine I would miss sewing as much as I did.

On the back neckline, I added two straps on both sides so I could tie a bow and help the dress not slide off her shoulders. I made this dress in size 12 and it was a little big for my daughter. Next time I'll sized down. The bow adds a special touch to it though. What do you think?

Here are a few more pictures of this dress: 

If you would like to know more about this dress, go check out Heidi's blog post here: http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2017/11/flora-dress-tunic-pattern-release.html

You can also buy it here: http://eandepatterns.bigcartel.com/product/flora-dress-tunic-pdf-pattern

You can get 10% off with the code FTD10. The coupon expires on December 8, 2017 (4pm PST).  

Thanks for stopping by,


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