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 haven’t made an Anna dress for a while. The By Hand London pattern is one I’ve made once before but when I stumbled upon Elisalex’s pattern hack to add longer sleeves, I knew I had to give this version a go.
I had a go at making a pinafore based on one I saw in Topshop last week. I’ll post better photos and the method once I’ve finished it and taken some photos, but I’m pretty pleased with how it has turned out so far.
Also, enjoy the bonus ‘Joyeux Noel’ poster since it’s now December!
As soon as I found out about Dixie DIY’s cutout dress, I knew I had to make it. The dress is a real beauty with a gathered skirt, high neckline, V neck back and cutout sides and it’s just calling out for a floral fabric to make it in. I actually wanted to make it in this fabric but it wasn’t to be, sadly.
Let me begin by saying that this is my go-to skirt pattern for a simple skirt that can be made in a few short hours. I love its a-line shape and I love the length – it hits me just above the knee which is a style I love. Plus, it’s sixties inspired and pretty much works with plain or printed fabric.
Can you believe I’ve actually tried to write about this pattern quite a few times? I’m not sure what happened but each time I wrote a post I was never quite happy with something and so I have a backlog of posts about the Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt.