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Floral and Lace Lou Lou Dress

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

I’ve worked lots of extra hours this week (including two 13.5 hour days during the week, plus working Sunday) so haven’t had the energy to get as much done as normal in the hours when I have been at home. I did manage to do a little sewing yesterday, but mostly I’ve sat around reading and relaxing. I didn’t even manage any knitting on the train journey to and from work today – instead I fell asleep both ways (I always wake up when I reach my station – so far at least!).

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

With that in mind, I thought it would be a good opportunity for a quick blog post sharing some photos of a version of my Lou Lou Dress pattern which I made and photographed last year. The final version of the pattern is slightly different from the test version shown here – in particular, in the final version, the shoulder straps are narrower and the armholes raised.

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

This border-print fabric was purchased in Paris from Les Coupons de Saint-Pierre. I have no idea of the composition but it has a beautiful silky hand. I still have a small piece left, but haven’t decided what to make with it just yet.

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

This dress is very similar to the version that was originally featured in The Monthly Stitch Project Indie competition. I whipped together the version for the Monthly Stitch deadline super fast and it was quite messy so I later went back and tidied it up, and the dress shown here is the result.

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

I can’t believe it’s Monday tomorrow! Fingers crossed for a quieter week with lots of time for sewing.

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home

Lou Lou Dress Sewing Pattern Version B (early version) by English Girl at Home