Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Lily



Here's my sleeveless version of the Lily Linen Dress. I made it up in size XS and Como Black Out, a not-quite-black-but-very-close-to-it, washed and charcoal-y kind of black. It's gorgeous, and made up perfectly.



I made no alterations to the pattern other than shortening the length by 5cm. For the armhole binding, I just cut two more pieces of the neckline bias piece provided with the pattern.


As Colette mentioned in this earlier post, we had the good fortune to enjoy one of those weekends where your cup runneth over on every level. And, in amongst all the other good stuff, we sewed and watched three versions of the Lily make their way from fabric to form. Alison made hers with longer sleeves and Suzie graded hers up a size, shortening the back by 4cm, added a 4cm downward sloping bust dart. She also did her neck binding on the outside.

I'm anticipating that Lily and I will be spending a LOT of time together this summer. Melbourne weather, consider that a formal request for some sunshine of the warming variety.



8 comments:

  1. Love your version. Summer - bring it on!!!! so we can wear lovely dresses.

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  2. Hey great Lisa! I'm going to do a similar modification. Got some lovely silk last week for it--just got to warm up the machine.

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  3. Your sleeveless Lily is exactly what I want to do! Can you tell me, did you adjust the armsceye before binding it? Thanks. Your dress is classic, cool and fabulous.

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    1. Hi Barb
      Thanks for the compliment! I made no adjustment to the armsceye and the fit was perfect. They were bound as per the neckline. Best of luck with your version.

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  4. ummm.... shoes! where did you get your shoes? Love!

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    1. Hey Lisa. The shoes were from Zomp, purchased late 2010.

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