Well guys, there's no other way really to put this but... Shucks. You lot have done us proud. Proud like watching your kid in the lead role of the school play proud. We have been absolutely bowled over by your beautiful Elisalex Dresses! Seriously, it is with baited breath and hearts a-thumping that we read each and every one of your posts, teary eyed at how beautiful and happy you all look, knowing that we had a small part to play in that. Ok, enough gushing... Sewalongers, over to you!
First of all, we were so thrilled that some of you chose the Elisalex Dress pattern for Julia Bobbin's second annual Mad Men Challenge! Just feast your eyes upon Stephanie's Betty Draper inspired beauty:
Stephanie, of blog Mabel Makes, is utterly divine in her watercolour floral dress. The fabric she chose was a lightweight cotton, which she underlined in silk organza at the skirt to support the tulip shape.
Brunette beauty Erin (aka Miss Crayola Creepy) is channeling Megan Draper in her insanely incredible acid 60s print:
Another beauty in blue, Hazel used a swirly whirly print cotton sateen fabric for her Elisalex Dress:
She omitted the lining, and instead cleverly drafted herself a neckline facing to avoid having to settle for the polyester lining fabrics available at the shop she works at. Hazel also followed our bonus tutorial on adding side seam pockets.
Up next, Sue is sweet and sexy, and a much needed ray of sunshine in her sleeveless Easter Elisalex:
Sue also added side seam pockets and fully lined her dress. Just check out those innards:
Tokyo based Angela, of Sake Puppets, has stolen our hearts with her sleeveless Elisalex in this bold Nani Iro linen:
We here at BHL HQ are massive fans of Nani Iro fabrics and can't think of much better for the perfect summer dress!
It's hard to believe it, but this was Siobhan's first ever dress:
Looks pretty damn profesh to us - she even did an FBA! That's some serious dressmaking de-virginising going on there!
Get ready for this next one...
London based Emily, of Me and My Polar Bear, hacked up a Tesco duvet cover to make this totally far out galaxy dress! Now, strictly speaking we don't do favourites but...
And that's not it!! There are just too many of your delicious dresses to possibly round up in one post. We'll be back soon with more of your Elisalex Dresses - so if you haven't quite finished, there's still time!!