Another finished project for you today. I finished this over Easter but only just got round to taking photos.
This is the long planned Elizalex dress with my Geisha fabric that I bought with KraftyKat over a year ago and the Home Sewing event at the NEC. Except that it's not a full Elizalex pattern because I'm a complete numpty and managed to cut the proper skirt pieces out upside down on my fabric so I had to turn them into a basic pencil skirt instead.
I bought this pattern over a year ago as well and traced and cut out the bodice pieces just after getting it, to test for fit. Then I went to cut out the skirt pieces and had managed to loose them (I told you I was a numpty) so I had to then order a new pattern so I could get the skirt pieces! Idiot! And then life got in the way and I only managed to cut the actual fabric pieces out this year. So this has been a rather long journey to completion it has to be said!
Anyhoo, onto the pattern. I can see why Roisin and others completely rave about this pattern. I love it and already have plans to create another using the actual skirt pieces this time (the tight way up obviously)! The instructions are so simple and I love the bodice lining technique - everything looks so neat like that!
I used an invisible zipper for the first time in ages which went in nice and smoothly and hand stitched the hem.
I used the ever faithful Gertie Pencil Skirt pattern pieces for the skirt part of the dress and actually, the pattern hack worked absolutely fine!
I love the princess seam bodice too and I think I might use that with lots of other skirt pieces as well. It just looks so nice on. It's definitely a pattern worth buying if you haven't already.