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BY HAND London - Elisalex Dress

Product Code: Hand - Elisalex

Availability: In stock



An elegant dress with a low scooped back, princess seamed, fully lined bodice, box pleated tulip skirt and exposed zipper at centre back. There are three sleeve variations and the bodice is designed with very little ease to enhance the waist.


Lifelong West London girl Elisalex is half Italian, an obsessive maker and proud mama to her beautiful four year old boy. She shamelessly enjoys a touch of the 50s housewife – sewing, baking and romance being just a few of her favourite things. However, don’t let that fool you, this girl left a bit of her heart in Nashville a while back and loves nothing more than dancing all night to country music or getting down to some 60s reggae. As much as she loves summer, for this pale beauty nothing beats a stormy winter evening with real wood fires and knitting at hand. A firm non believer in the concept of being overdressed, if you spot someone in a ballgown and heels workin’ it on the dancefloor of an East London dive bar – well, it’s probably our girl.

Suitable Fabric:
Medium-heavy weight wovens are best: upholstery cottons, flannel, shantung silk, brocade, jacquard, tweed and wool. For the lining we recommend a 100% cotton lawn.

What You Need:

Your fabric

Standard zipper 30"

Hook & eye

Tape measure

Rotary cutter or dressmaking shears

Tailor's chalk

Invisible zipper foot

Pinking shears

Hand sewing needle

Matching thread


Multi-size UK Sizes 6-20

Skill Level - Advanced Beginner

Variation 1 = with long sleeves, Variation 2 = with short sleeves, Variation 3 = sleeveless


Variations 1& 2  45" - 3 1/2 yards     60" - 3 1/4 yards

Variation 3        45" - 3 1/4 yards      60" - 2 1/2 yards

Lining               45" -1 yard               60" - 1 yard

Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate
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BY HAND London - Elisalex Dress

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