I’m currently working on By Hand London’s Elisalex dress. I bought both the Elisalex dress pattern and the Charlotte skirt pattern several months ago and I’ve been so excited to start them. I’m using upholstery weight fabric that I got from Ikea last summer (it’s Solrun by Malin Åkerblom – I’m pretty sure it’s still for sale.) The pattern says that you need a heavy fabric to maintain the shape of the skirt.
So far the bodice has come together beautifully! I cut pattern size US8/UK12 and honestly its a bit snug – I had to loosen out the seam allowance to make sure I have enough fabric to attach the zipper, but the shape is really nice.
I have been so excited to make the Elisalex dress ever since I started seeing everyone else’s beautiful versions. Here are some of my favorites:
Have you made the Elisalex dress? Which versions of the dress do you love?
Can’t wait to you show you mine soon!