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A Flora made in Liberty

January 14, 2017
And She Made By Hand London Flora dress

Oh By Hand London, your patterns have stolen my heart once again. I rediscovered this gem of a dress over the festive period and forgot how much I loved it (and how I’d forgotten to blog about it).

What couldn’t I love about this pattern? It’s made from a Liberty print fabric (same as here in fact, if you’re wondering), it has a well-fitted bodice, a high neckline AND a circle skirt. It’s even lined in a beautiful muslin type fabric from Cloth House.

I made it around last Easter time I think but the one TINY niggle I have is that the skirt is slightly too short. It’s definitely a wear-with-tights kind of dress (and also, the weather here was FREEZING) so I won’t be wearing it anytime soon.

And She Made By Hand London Flora dress

I used the Flora bodice pattern but switched up the skirt for a circle skirt. I must have used the same skirt pattern as in this version but made it quite a while ago so can’t quite remember. I also halved the width of the straps as the original ones were just too thick for me.

Here’s another view, complete with top knot (!):
And She Made By Hand London Flora dress
Overall, I love this pattern and, with the amendments, it’s a very me dress. Now to wait until the warmer weather until I can actually wear it in public.

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  • Reply Angie January 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

    What a beautiful dress and such a flowery design; I love it.

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