In order to try and make my weekend a little more fun I made a flamingo Elisalex dress in the evening – the pattern is from By Hand London, and the flamingo fabric is actually curtain fabric from Abakhan in Manchester.
– Sofia, our neighbourhood cat likes to come and say hello every time we’re in the front garden!
I made the bodice lining first, and a good thing too as I had cut my pattern pieces too large (a fault I often make). I like to make the lining as a sort of tulle – I am far too lazy to make an actual tulle that I spend hours sewing but can’t actually wear! So this way I get practice and any little mistakes don’t show.
I made the dress in the evenings from Friday-Sunday and I’m pretty happy with result. I originally bought a cream zip from Jaycotts for the back, but it was too creamy for the fabric, but luckily I had a big red zip in my stash and I think it works really well.
I’m going to have another go at a sleeveless Elisalex in teal silk to wear to my cousins wedding – so it was really good to practice on some cheaper fabric!