Hey Friends! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. Things got a little cray cray at work between the Film Festival and this new film I jumped on, butttttttt I’m back! Just in time to help out our dear friends at By Hand London.
You might remember that I did a pattern test for them a little while back for The Sarah Shirt. That was a fun experience so I was pretty excited when the lovely Elisalex asked me again to work on their newest pattern for The Alix Dress.
Guys, I gotta tell you…this pattern is dope. Alix was easy to make and it looks so profeshhhhh. Right down to the insides with the help of a serger. I’ll admit that when I first studied the pattern, I worried that the bust and shoulders wouldn’t fit and I would have no clue how to alter it, but lucky me: this beauty fit perfectly!
I’ll admit that when I first studied the pattern, I worried that the bust and shoulders wouldn’t fit and I had no clue how to alter it, but lucky me: this beauty fit perfectly!
The initial draft called for box pleats at the bust, but fellow tester Janene Spencer it looked a little pointy and suggested gathers instead. I would suggest this also because it looks a bit more flattering.
There are 3 variations to choose from: a maxi length, mini-dress length and tunic length. I chose Variation 2: The Mini Dress…because…well…I like to show leg. #True story. For some reason, I convinced myself that it would be too long and grama-like, but the length was perfect for me. No adjustments or anything. Just how I like it!
I highly recommend the Alix Dress pattern. It’s feminine, lightweight and pretty darn versatile. Oh, and no zippers or buttons…just tie a cute bow at the back and go! I know I’ll be making this one again and again, in different colours and lengths. Can we say Christmas presents?
Fabric: Rayon – 2.75m with plenty left over
Elastic: 0.5″ wide elastic
Shoes: Zara | Sunnies: H&M | Pattern: The Alix Dress – By Hand London | Material & Notions: Fabricland
Photos by D. Tharmal