It has taken me a really long time to make up this dress. I think I had all the fabrics and the pattern through before Christmas and only made it last week. Once again, the lovely Lisa at White Tree Fabrics let me choose which pattern I wanted to make and supplied me with the main fabric and the beautiful lace for the yoke.
I chose to make the Victory Ava dress as it’s been on my wishlist for ages. I chose a lovely Tilda cotton that I thought would work really well with this white lace and I was right. I originally envisaged this as a midi dress but the skirt is quite wide and Tilda fabric isn’t so I made the shorter version instead. I also wasn’t sure about whether to include the cap sleeves but at the last minute I decided to add them and I’m glad I did. The dress looks much better with them.
There are plenty of other sleeve options too, including the pleated sleeves and the pattern even looks great as a peplum top – I love the vibrant floral fabric that is used in the sample!
The bias binding is one that I already had in my collection and works really well with the lace. There are bias pieces included in the pattern, but I preferred to add my own. There’s also a zip at the side of the pattern. Since I can’t imagine anyone wanting to cut through the middle of that beautiful lace, this was really well thought out.
Somehow I made this a little bit too big so I’m going to have to adjust it slightly but apart from that I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s a really easy make and doesn’t take too long at all. Always a win in my opinion!
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