The Pattern: The Hemlock Top by Elegance and Elephants. Since I am trying to start sewing with knits I picked the Hemlock Top but Teresa needed a knit dress she could wear during the winter with leggings so I’ve turned it into a short dress. I love the simple but stylish design of the pattern and this dress was so easy and fast to sew! As usually, Heidi’s instructions are perfect and, even if I am not very used to sew with knits, I think I did a great job with her help. I love the overall fitting and I have to confess I can’t wait to try the original pattern! I actually am waiting for some gorgeous fabric from this shop to arrive to start sewing!
Fabric/Notions: Main fabric is a nice polka dot knit in blue and turquoise from my local shop (Ouro Texteis) and, for a little bit of fun, I added a couple of details in a gorgeous Liberty of London woven fabric. While the shoulder ruffles are from the original pattern and are perfect, the kangaroo pocket is self-draft and, next time, I might have to make it slightly bigger…
It is still too hot in Portugal to wear long-sleeved dresses but I know this drees will be worn again and again in the cold winter days!
Finally, I've got good news: all Elegance and Elephants' patterns are on sale (1$ off) until October 24th. Use the coupon code TOUR at the check out!
(Enough photos, now!)