Ruth's By Hand London Hannah Dress in Atelier Brunette Ochre Dobby Dressmaking Fabric

Ruth's By Hand London Hannah Dress - Atelier Brunette Ochre Dobby

One of my sewing goals this year is to make more dresses and the Hannah dress had been on my sewing list since the pattern came out. I’m very excited to share my make with you today.

I was gifted this fabric from Sew Me Sunshine and it is sew beautiful. I was asked to select the fabric I wanted to use for my project. It took me a lot of hours to make a decision because there are soooooo many pretty fabrics. It was a kid-in-a-candy-store moment for me truly.

Ruth's By Hand London Hannah Dress - Atelier Brunette Ochre DobbyRuth's By Hand London Hannah Dress - Atelier Brunette Ochre Dobby

The fabric I sewed this dress with is Ochre Dobby - viscose from Atelier Brunette. I have been following and admiring atelier brunette fabrics on social media, but this was the first time sewing with it.

Both sides of the fabric look-alike, so It was quite tricky differentiating the front from the back. It is a very delicate fabric and true to viscose nature, it crumples slightly. This means the iron will be your bestie. The fabric is lightweight and feels very soft against my skin which made me enjoy wearing it at home for now but I’m looking forward to wearing this dress outside once the lockdown is over. 

 

Ruth's By Hand London Hannah Dress - Atelier Brunette Ochre Dobby

 

Sewing the Hannah dress was quick and the instructions were clear, I was a bit confused with attaching the rouleaus, I don’t know why because I had made the mini Hannah version for my friend’s daughter as a pattern tester.  Anyway, once I had figured out where to attach the rouleaus, joining the skirt and sewing up the bishop sleeve was a breeze.

I love gathering fabric so this was a huge win for me. For the sleeves, I put in elastic at the wrist. I didn’t want the dress to look too bulky on me. The fabric also drapes beautifully and makes the bishop sleeve super cute. 

Ruth's By Hand London Hannah Dress - Atelier Brunette Ochre Dobby

I’ve really enjoyed, sewing, ironing (lol) and wearing the Hannah dress with this lovely viscose fabric. 

Thanks for reading.
P.s Please note that all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Find Ruth on Instagram @thisnovembergurl

*Ruth was provided the fabric of her choice free of charge for her blog post & she was provided with a £50 voucher as payment for her time*


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