- Name: Periwinkle (Tinkerbells twin sister)
- Pattern: Elisalex dress with Flora dress from By Hand London
- Fabric: Sky blue cupro from Rainbow fabrics
I made this dress a while back and took the photos back then too, but haven’t had the time to actually sit down and write about it. By Hand London released a new version of Elisalex dress and I got a copy of the modified version since I already own the original. The dress had modified the bodice to fit the sleeves better. I have stayed clear of patterns with sleeves because my upper arms are usually too big for the pattern. I love dresses with sleeves so that really hurt.
I have tried searching for ways to adjust the pattern pieces for bigger arms and found a lot of them, but what they don’t say is what to do with the bodice to fit the new sleeves. that is until the amazing Helen from Helens Closet came out with her Blackwood cardigan! With her tutorial, I now know how I can adjust the bodice to fit my new adjusted sleeve. Amazing!
The fabric is a lovely sky blue cupro fabric from Rainbow textile. It got my attention when Elisalex herself made her dress from this fabric to wear to the Dressmakers Ball. I think she really looked amazing in the dress, and the drape of is to die for. I have no experience with cupro, so I didn’t know what I was going into. I was so surprised by the quality of the fabric, it really has everything. It’s light but has a good amount of body, it drapes beautifully and is soft against the skin.
The pattern is still amazing as ever, but I’m still not fond of the skirt so I changed it with the Flora dress patterns skirt. I love me the flare skirts. I had to redraft a couple of things to match the bodice match with the knife pleats at the front, and the box pleats at the back. But I think I did a great job if I can say so myself!
I love the dress together with the gorgeous fall colours we had outside a couple weeks ago.