It's Lisa here with my very first blog post for Sew Me Sunshine! Some of you may already know that I started working with Harriet packing up all you lovely orders over the summer and I couldn't be happier about it.
Now on to the important sewing chat, I was lucky enough to test the brand spanking new By Hand London Hannah dress . The lovely viscose crepe I used literally had my name on it so was a perfect match.
The fabric has all my favourite colours in it and I love that it looks quite autumnal even though it's still super bright. It was an absolute dream to sew and there are so many lovely viscoses like this one in the shop, that you could use if you wanted something a little less bright.
The best thing about this pattern is that it's a perfect all year round dress, pair it with some boots and a cardi and you've got a great outfit for the cooler months, throw on some sandals and you're good to go for the summer.
It's super simple to sew together and it comes with lots of variations, I made the version with the Tulip sleeve as I thought that would suit the fabric the best.
I did make a toile of the bodice before I cut into the fabric, just to check the alterations I made to the pattern, I made a 3 inch FBA, narrowed the shoulders and shortened the bodice. I also did a 5 cm hem as I wanted the skirt to sit under my knee. I'm 5 ft 2" for reference and overall I made a size 12.
That's all the sewing adventures from me today, you'll find me swishing about in my new frock with a ridiculous grin on my face! Thanks for the fabric Harriet and thanks for being the best boss a girl could ask for!