ANOTHER Elisalex, you say? Damn straight! After two muslins I wasn’t going to just make this baby once!
My charcoal ponte Elisalex is SUCH a great wardrobe staple for winter. It is comfy, and because I shaved those princess seams down to fit me perfectly (plus the magic of stretch fabrics), it shows off my curves without being skin tight in the wrong places. It made perfect sense for me to make this in another colour, and I do love red! Continue reading
Comfy. Versatile. Quick and easy to sew. What’s not to love about Elisalex v2.0?
First, let me say what a great pattern this is. I really enjoyed making it and I set myself a few new skills to master in the process, including some couture techniques and some fit problems that needed conquering.
When I was sewing my Elisalex dress I had a hell of a time trying to get the bodice to match the skirt. I’m sure it was a glaringly obvious step that I overlooked or stuffed up in the fitting/pattern alteration stage, but those damn box pleats just would not match up with the princess seams and side seams on my skirt back, or if I pinned them that way, there was all sorts of issues. I clipped the hell out of my skirt to stretch out to fit my bodice, sewed it up, and was horrified at the results.
So, here’s my second Elisalex dress muslin. Tell ya what, I love the shape of this dress. The fitted bodice, nice scoop back and poofy tulip skirt make a very Lauren-esque combination.