23 February 2014

By Georgia! She's Got It

I am in LOVE with this dress pattern, look at it, its HOT! Truly this really is everything I look for in a dress, sleek, sexy, fitted and a little bit provocative. I am not sure when I might wear it though, its not exactly daytime attire!

Lets start with my utter amazement at the fit. I have never, NEVER been able to buy a dress from the shop that has fitted bust cups where by busts actually fit in the cups. I usually end up with an indecent cleavage, or with the bust line sitting half way up, neither of which are great. But this, look at it, they lovelies fit in them perfectly (well, i still might be a but top busty but I can cope!). This in itself has sold the pattern to me.

I am not going to lie to you though, I have had a love/hate relationship with the construction of this dress the whole way a long. Have you ever made an item of clothing and got so frustrated that even if you finish it you can't bear to look at it because of all the stress it caused? This nearly turned in to one of those, but to no fault of the pattern. I snipped a hole in the middle of the fabric trimming my seam allowance which resulted in my having to unpick, re-cut and re-sew a whole section. I also managed to melt the zip a bit when ironing it. So although I decided to put in a zip to make putting it on easier, it ended up horribly misshapen. I then had to unpick all of that, and just sew up the side seam, thank god for a stretchy fabric. It was so sad as well because my invisible zipper insertion was spot on! In addition to all of that this fabric just will not iron. But despite all of that once I got to the finishing up I am really pleased with how this turned out.

Pattern alterations: Only really the FBA, I had to take in the seams a bit at the stomach but this can be done after sewing so there is no need to re-cut the pattern pieces. Also, if I made this again I would shorten, and widen the straps a bit so I can wear it more easily with a bra underneath.

Two things really helped me out with this pattern as well. I took a handy tip from this weeks Great British Sewing Bee and under stitched the lining on the cups because of the fact the fabric wouldn't iron. It really has made the lining stay more on the inside so thank you GBSB! Also, the pattern uses the same technique adding the bodice to the body as the sweetheart neckline for Ava so I was well away there!

In conclusion I LOVE the pattern, however on this occasion I think I can say I am not 100% happy with the fabric choice. I am still not sure of its occasion, and it just doesn't feel very flattering to me, showing of the lumps and bumps in the wrong places. However I already have a leopard poplin version cut (complete with lining) and I am absolutely in love with Lladybirds blue and black lace version (like so obsessed with this version I have viewed the blog post like 6 times already!) so I will be making my own quiet similar to this.

I can't wait to see everyone else s versions of this dress now. Have you made one, are you planning a version of Georgia of your own? I would love to hear about it.


  1. Is it alright for me to share on Sassy Sewing Bee’s in the future, I link to your blog post and let you know when featured?
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    1. Hi Sassy, sorry for replying so late. Of course it is ok for you to feature my dress:) thank you for asking as well. I am really pleased you like it x

  2. Thanks, I will keep you posted.

  3. To be featured on SSB tomorrow, thanks for permitting.
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    1. Thanks Sassy :) loved the comments. It was nice to be reminded of this dress and revisit it x


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