Sewing my way through ‘Love at First Stitch’ – The Lilou Dress

love at first stitch
 
Welcome to my version of the Lilou Dress. I have so far made 2 – one in green and one in pink. These are very quick to sew and reasonable comfortable. The bodice pattern has a total of 6 darts. 
 
love at first stitch

I made an alternate skirt – I just gathered up whatever fabric I had so that I could use the existing selvage on the fabric. 

I had to tweak this pattern quite a bit and still have more that needs doing. I took a lot out of the back bodice at a dramatic angle. The back darts don’t sit as nicely as I would like and the front darts make me look a little like Madonna – but all in all with some alterations it is a fine dress for day wear and for work. I even can get away with wearing it bra-less as it is fully lined.

love at first stitch

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