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By Hand London

Elisalex Dress

£ 14.00

Elisalex Dress


Sizing Chart

£ 14.00

Intermediate

The Dress

An elegant dress with a low scooped back, princess seamed, fully lined bodice, box pleated tulip skirt and exposed zipper at centre back. There are three sleeve variations and the bodice is designed with very little ease to enhance the waist.

Medium-heavy weight wovens are best: upholstery cottons, flannel, shantung silk, brocade, jacquard, tweed and wool. For the lining we recommend a 100% cotton lawn.

Sleeved VARIATIONS 1 & 2
45" / 115cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 3.2m / 3.5yds
60" / 150cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 3m / 3.25yds
Sleeveless VARIATION 3
45" / 115cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 3m / 3.25yds
60" / 150cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 2.25m / 2.5yds
LINING
45" / 115cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 1m / 1yds
60" / 150cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 1m / 1yds
  • Your fabric
  • Invisible zipper 16"
  • Hook & eye
  • Tape measure
  • Rotary cutter or dress makers shears
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Invisible zipper foot
  • Pinking shears
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Pins
Size US/UK
2/6 4/8  6/10 8/12 10/14 12/16 14/18  16/20
Finished bust
32in
81¼cm
33in
83¾cm
34in
86¼cm
35in
89cm
36½in
92¾cm
38½in
97¾cm
40in
101½cm
42in
106¾cm
Finished waist
25¼in
64½cm
26¼in
67cm
27¼in
69½cm
28¼in
72¼cm
30¼in
77¼cm
32¾in
83½cm
35¼in
90cm
38¼in
97½cm
Finished hip
54in
137cm
55½in
141cm
57in
144¾cm
58½in
148½cm
60in
152½cm
61½in
156¼cm
64in
162½cm
67in
170cm
Finished skirt length
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm
30¼in
77cm

Elisalex

Lifelong West London girl Elisalex is half Italian, an obsessive maker and proud mama to her beautiful four year old boy. She shamelessly enjoys a touch of the 50s housewife – sewing, baking and romance being just a few of her favourite things. However, don't let that fool you, this girl left a bit of her heart in Nashville a while back and loves nothing more than dancing all night to country music or getting down to some 60s reggae. As much as she loves summer, for this pale beauty nothing beats a stormy winter evening with real wood fires and knitting at hand. A firm non believer in the concept of being overdressed, if you spot someone in a ballgown and heels workin' it on the dancefloor of an East London dive bar – well, it's probably our girl.