It’s Maddie here (@thimblebee) and I’m here today to tell you all about this gorgeous dress I made using Sewisfaction fabric. The fabric I chose is the Chester Dark Blue Modal 6oz denim, and it really is that perfect weight for a dress like this; not too heavy, not too soft. Isn’t that just great?
Now, something you may not know about me is that I am all about those trans-seasonal pieces, I LOVE making something I know I can rock all year round, after all, if I go to the effort of making something, I want to wear it as much as I can, right?
Another thing you may not know about me is that I am truly obsessed with By Hand London Patterns – the pattern I chose for this dress was the BHL Flora dress, it’s one of my ‘go to’ patterns, honestly I think I have around 10-15 versions of this in my wardrobe (I even graduated in one!)
Now… on to the good stuff. The fabric! As soon as I saw this fabric on the Sewisfaction site I knew I had to have some, and I knew it would become a very cute dress. However, I am a bit sceptical when it comes to denim because I’ve had a bad experience before, one of my lovely dresses shrunk in the wash even after I had pre-washed it, so I washed this fabric twice before cutting into it. And I am happy to report it is still as gorgeous as when it first arrived.
Cutting into it was super easy and I was done in no time (something that is super helpful to someone who, like me, who has two jobs). Getting the tension right was also a breeze! All in all the experience of making this dress one highly enjoyable. All in all I love this dress. I think it’s going to be in heavy rotation in my wardrobe and it’ll look just as good as it does with boots and tights, with sandals and a basket bag during those warmer months. What do you guys think? Are you also big fans of those trans-seasonal pieces? One last thing; can you all please note the PERFECT drape this fabric has?
Anyway that’s it for now! I’d love to hear your thoughts on my make.
Much love xx