Gill Nicholls from the ‘Lewes Sewing Bees’ has made this beautiful Wiltshire Liberty Dress. It uses the ‘Mustard & Grey Wiltshire’ from my new exclusive collection. It’s a lovely dress which can be worn for summer or between the seasons.
A big thank you to the lovely Louise from the Alice Caroline studio who is modelling the Wiltshire dress.
I asked Gill about the make:
Which pattern and fabric did you use and why?
“I used the Merchant and Mills Ellis and Hattie pattern. I used the Ellis pattern with the higher waist and did the Hattie inset pockets. I also lowered the neck.
I kept the lining A line and attached it to the bodice at the neck and sleeves. This was to avoid bulk at the waist. The lining gave a lovely structure to the dress. I also added a zip which extended below the waist which is not suggested by the pattern. I chose this fabric as the colours were quite gentle and summery.”
Was it an easy make?
“As I’ve used the pattern before the only fiddly part was assessing the neck size and the width to the outer shoulders.”
The dress has a handy pocket and has been lined with a plain yellow tana lawn.
Do you love the finished dress?
“I love the dress and look forward to wearing it for years to come.”
Thank you Gill for giving us all some lovely sewing inspiration.