Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tessuti Eva Dress by the pattern (mostly)

I've made a few Tessuti Eva dress versions over the last few years. I really like the fit of the bodice and the lantern shaped skirt. For my final version (I think this is make number 6), I pretty much followed the pattern. I shortened the bottom panel so that the skirt finishes at my calf rather than just above my somewhat skinny ankles. The other modifications were to add small darts at the waist of the front bodice for extra shaping, to take a pinch out of the back centre to shorten the back to compensate for my short waist and to bind the neckline with self-fabric binding rather than turn it all to the inside as per the pattern. I didn't include the pockets. I used a size Large bodice and a Size Medium skirt and manipulated the sizes at the waist line so the seams matched.
The fabric is a heavy linen which I bought at the Melbourne Fabric Store a couple of summers ago. This is a casual, easy to wear dress that is very stylish.
Front view

Side view

Back view - Showing the creases after wear!

The bound neck line sits beautifully. It's my favourite neckline finish.

1 comment:

  1. That linen is so pretty & comfortable for a hot summer day. I love the bound neckline too.


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