Indie Dresses Competition: By Hand London Georgia

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This is my first post for Indie Sewing Month and also my entry for the Indie Dresses competition.

May I introduce: Georgia, by By Hand London!

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Because photography also counts for the competition my husband did some fancy stuff with the camera:

I can even turn round in the dress:

 

And look, it is fully compatible with flirty lake-front splashing of water:

Here comes the science bit:

I made a By Hand London Georgia using red Jacquard stretch satin. The dress also has an invisible side zip, the bodice was lined with red stretch lining and I put red piping at the bust line and at the straps.

I made a muslin and found that I could size down from my usual 12 to a 10 for the bodice and to a 12 rather than 14 for the skirt. In fact, the skirt is still slightly looser than many other Georgias around, but that was my choice rather than dictated by the pattern.

I thought the fit of the dress is excellent! The bodice only has three pattern pieces and still it achieves the best fit I have ever had on a figure hugging bodice. It looks absolutely great without the straps, by the way, and I was very tempted to leave it strapless, but then decided against it, because that would reduce the changes even more of me wearing a tight-fitting bright red dress.

The instructions were very easy to follow and provided the perfect result. What I also really like is the fact the the straps provide enough coverage to wear a standard bra with straps, so no extra underwear is needed.

I would thoroughly recommend the pattern to everyone.

I look forward to seeing all you Indie Dresses this month!

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