Soooo, we probably say this about all of our patterns, but... We think the Flora Dress just might be our new favourite! But ssshhhhhh! Don't tell the others...
Fundamentally feminine and universally flattering with her cinched in waist and voluminous pleated circle skirt (dipped or straight hem options), Flora is the definitive party dress.
Choose from two entirely different bodice variations: a classic sleeveless faux-wrap style, or the more demure tank bodice with her high square neckline and simple shoulder straps.
The world of fabrics is your oyster with Flora! Pretty much all wovens will work a treat, especially: cotton lawn, voile, upholstery cottons, brocade, silk habotai, silk crepe de chine, silk charmeuse, cotton silk, silk satin, wool tweed, wool crepe, eyelet lace and taffeta. One thing to bear in mind however, is that due to the width of the pleated circle skirt, you will need a fabric that is at least 60" or 150cm wide.
For the dipped hem skirt of Variation 2 the wrong side of your skirt will be visible so you may want to consider lining it.
Even more exciting is how organised we're becoming as we move up the learning process ladder - no waiting around for the Sewalong this time... The Flora Dress Sewalong will be commencing on April 2nd! Full details will follow very soon, in the meantime click here to buy your pattern, and go raid your stash!