Hey there, blogging land!
My poor, neglected blog has been alone for too long. I finally had some time this weekend (and some nice weather) so I could get out and take pictures of my shiny new Sophia Dress.
I have a huge backlog of makes that will hopefully get to say hello now that it’s not freezing and raining or snowing all the time! More on that later 🙂
This dress is a story of poor impulse control if there ever was one. The second I saw the godet version of Sophia, I had to have her. Click–preordered. Then, there was this swan fabric. Click, done. And, I mean I HAD to have this floral voile. I might as well get as much as I could in that box for the shipping costs, right?
When I bought them, I had no intention of using them together. My original idea was lace panels on the skirt, but they arrived next to one another in the package and refused to be separated. I love the combination and LOVE this dress.
I was really, really, anal about those swans matching, the darts matching, and the waist seam matching. I was so successful, the Mr. insisted on taking a zoomed in photo of the front. Not my most flattering look, but when swan butts AND darts match up, you roll with it.
If I’m being honest, the fitting here isn’t perfect. I am not crazy about the fitting in the bust (it’s a bit pointy and tight), and I forgot to shorten the bodice, so it keeps riding up. Most days, I’m not feeling too honest, though, so I’ll stick with it because I love the overall effect. I’ll also probably wear it with a belt so the riding up doesn’t make me nuts.
I chose to fully line the dress because of the sheer voile, and serged everything. It’s very pretty inside (and out, if I do say so myself).
There’s not much else I can say, so I’ll let the photos do the talking.
Pattern: Sophia from By Hand London
Size: 4, graded to a 2 at the shoulders
Adjustments: fully lined the skirt with a 1/2 circle skirt
shorted the skirt by 4in
Fabric: Pongee Swan Cotton, Flocked Cotton Voile, bemberg rayon lining