First of all, it came together so easily and it is so flattering. I wore it to a party on Saturday night and got so many compliments, way more than for any other self-made dress I’ve ever worn.
I had originally wanted to make the dress with short sleeves, but I think I cut the bodice one size too small, so the sleeves were a bit too tight around my shoulder. Anyways, I really like how it looks without the sleeves after all, and it’s perfect for hot & humid Toronto summers. I’ll be sure to make a with-sleeves version for my next Elisalex!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I got the fabric from Ikea. It’s Solrun by Malin Åkerblom. It’s an upholstery weight fabric and perfect for keeping the shape of the Elisalex (& the flowers are really cute too.)
Overall, I would really recommend the Elisalex pattern. The instructions are really straight forward. Whenever I was in doubt of anything I simply went onto the By Hand London website to check out their Elisalex Dress Sewalong.
Have you made the Elisalex dress? Do you have plans to make it? What’s your current favorite pattern?