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Sophia Dress presale with a cheeky 15% off!

You voted for her, so we've made it happen. That's right friends, we are more than excited to announce that our first pattern of 2015, the Sophia Dress aka 'The people's choice' is now available for presale!  And, (in maybe even better news) if you preorder through our website before Monday 2nd March (Midnight GMT) you will receive 15% off our usual pattern price of £14, and Sophia will be on her way over to you as SOON as she's back from the printers, no later than Friday 13th March. 

She's versatile, she's feminine and she's your winner - make Sophia into a saucy fitted number or vintage her up with a swish-tacular full skirt and collar, hello sailor.


**Introducing the Sophia Dress**

An incredibly versatile party dress suitable for confident beginners, featuring a fitted sleeveless V-neck bodice with angled darts and armholes. Variation 1 transforms the somewhat edgy bodice into a vintage lover’s dream, boasting a wide sailor collar and full skirt with multiple panels and godets, while Variation 2 opts for a sleeker, more modern silhouette - angled darts mirror those on the bodice, and a sexy centre front split make this sheath dress anything but plain.


Variation 1

**Pssst... you can buy this fabric from our designer gallery!** 

Variation 2




Most light-medium weight wovens will be suitable for Sophia. Cotton lawn, quilting cotton, poplin, Broderie Anglaise, batiste, silk habotai, silk crêpe, taffeta, silk satin, rayon, wool tweed, wool crêpe etc. Lightweight or drapey fabrics will benefit from a lightweight fusible interfacing at the collar of Variation 1. Opt for a breathable cotton lawn for the bodice lining.

We may or may not be biased, but I assure you that this is one hot tamale you are not going to want to miss out on so preorder your Sophia now!


Comments on this post (4)

  • Feb 19, 2015

    Hi Jenny,

    I think that would work beautifully! My only advice would be that if you’re coming up in between sizes, go down rather than up, and definitely definitely definitely make a toile first!


    — Elisalex - By Hand London

  • Feb 19, 2015

    How well do you reckon the sheath version would work in a stable ponte knit? That’s how I’m envisioning my first version in my head but I don’t know how feasible that would be?

    — Jenny M

  • Feb 18, 2015

    I am in love with this dress – especially variation 1. Can you please tell me how many meters of the flamingo fabric was used in your sample? Thanks so much…

    — Heather

  • Feb 18, 2015

    Yey! I voted for Sophia, I’m so glad she’s here. I want to make up the slinky version, with the collar for a swanky cocktail styley wedding at the end of May :-)

    — Gill K

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