Galentine’s Pauline Alice Seda Dress

I’ve actually got a tonne of different makes to show you all, including some I’ve been wearing for a year or more but still haven’t gotten around to photographing!! But here’s a relatively recent make from February, the Seda Dress by Pauline Alice patterns.

seda dress

I’ve had the Seda Dress pattern for a long time, but I never quite got around to making it, but this year I’m trying to make up more of my patterns rather than sticking to the same tried and true patterns over and over (that said, there’s always a place for tried and true patterns).

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I chose to make view b of the dress, which included a contrasting upper part of the dress, the main part of the dress is make with fabric bought from The Fabric Warehouse (a very long time ago) and has pink and silver bows, the contrasting fabric is pink with white hearts – and is actually part of an old sheet I bought from an op shop.

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I had quite a lot of trouble with the fit of the bodice, there was just too much fabric around the neckline for me, so I just went a little wild with the darts to take out the excess fabric – while it’s not perfect, I think it works ok (it’s a design feature right?). Also, the black fabric here is covered in cat hair – because, well Alison, she loves to he held and cuddled.

In retrospect, I do think the size I made was a little bit big for me, and think when I make this dress again I will definitely size down a bit for a better fit.

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Also, if we are taking photos in the courtyard, Alison needs to be part of that – sometimes I do wonder if we should change her name to shadow.

I made this dress to wear to a Galentine’s get together with a few friends, but it turns out that Jo was the only person that could make it – but that’s ok, we had a fun time drinking bubble tea and shopping for fabric.

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While I do like this dress in general, I’m not in love with it, I do think I could tidy up the stuff I don’t love if I made a second version – but I don’t think that will be for a while as my sewing queue is so long – but who knows, perhaps I’ll make a glamorous off the shoulder version sometime this year (I’ve seen so many amazing, glam off the shoulder versions on instagram) until then, it’s off to my next project! Have a good weekend all x

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