Flora on the Island


A day at the Island, with the Toronto skyline behind me. 

Happy New Year! I’m always amazed by how fast time flies! I certainly sew more often then it appears on this blog, and I hope to play some catch up to share more of my self-made wares in 2016.

Toronto has just started to get it’s share of cold weather, and I’m missing the summer warmth!  Last summer I spent July 4th on the Toronto Island celebrating the wedding of my good friends Alyssa & Adrian.  They cleverly rebranded the day as their Day of Codependence.  So, dependable Flora & I made our way to the pier and caught the boat to the Island for a beautiful evening of love!

I always enjoy sewing patterns by By Hand London.  I somehow feel as if they were made just for me!  As soon as I finished stitching up the bodice and straps, I tried it on and it fit like a glove (a body glove, I suppose..)


I was a little unsure about the asymmetrical hemline, but now I quite like it. I think it adds a little je ne sais quoi.  It is very flowy and has nice movement when I’m walking, or going down a flight of stiars.

The fabric is some lovely Tana Lawn, Liberty of London’s Baby Rainbow that I picked up from The Workroom.


This delightful Flora dress came together so easily, I really recommend that you try it out if it’s on you sew list.

Here are some photos from Alyssa’s big day!  They are of me and my Posse of great friends 🙂


The Posse at lovely Alyssa’s wedding. Photo by Bongopix.


Photo courtesy of Vonnell Law

Alyssa's wedding - Emily 1

Photo courtesy of Vonnell Law

Alyssa's wedding - Emily 6

Photo courtesy of Vonnell Law

Alyssa's wedding - Emily 8

Photo courtesy of Vonnell Law

Alyssa's wedding - Emily 10

Photo courtesy of Vonnell Law




My cat Beauty, ready for her close-up!

Hope to be back soon to share some more of my sewn creations.  Until then I’ll be checking out everyone else’s beautiful makes!

    • Emily said:

      Thanks Jenny! She is a great cat 🙂

  1. Abigail said:

    I love the flowiness of the fabric, it looks very drapey and lovely!

  2. norma said:

    Hi Emily, Nancy directed me here. Love the dresses.

    • Emily said:

      Thank you Norma! That’s so kind of you.

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