Tuesday 6 May 2014

Flora goes to a wedding

One of my many cousins was getting married this weekend and I had nothing to wear!  Time to crack out the Flora pattern I had just treated myself to.  This newest pattern from the By Hand London girls has been all over the blogosphere and everyone has been raving about it.  Justifiably, this pattern is amazing! It came together really easily and fits perfectly.  I made the version with the dipped hem.  It was made from a flowery cotton lawn from my stash that I bought ages ago in Paris and lined in a red cotton lawn from Simply Fabrics in Brixton.

Posing in the Stephen's Green Park (Dublin) after the service:

Invisible zip amazingness!

Look at the full circle skirt go!

This is my best lined garment to date.  It's so pretty on the inside.  You can't tell from this picture the zipper is a dark green.  I couldn't find anything that matched the external fabric and I figured 'well it's meant to be invisible, right?'  Totally paid off as it is not visible on the right side, I'm very pleased.

Messing around in wedding outfits is fun!  I really love this dress but as ever I have a couple of things that make me sad.  Firstly, the fabric creases like crazy as evidenced in all the above photos (sitting in a church for an hour left lines all over my newly ironed dress!)  Secondly I'm not sure I like the dipped hem on me, I'm still considering!

I was delighted to be there to share this really special day with my lovely cousin and his new wife and really pleased I had something pretty to wear so I didn't let the side down.  Congratulations to Kevin and Liz and lots of best wishes for their life together.

Last but not least thanks so much to my special bag/drink holders and photo takers!


  1. It's gorgeous! I love that colour on you :)

    1. Thanks Katy. It's an amazing fabric, I even managed to squeeze a top out of what I had left over but considering how much the dress creased, I may need to use my iron a little more often!