Lucida Dress Loveliness!

Hi guys! It seems like way too long since I last blogged a new make… so here is my latest project! I haven’t sewn much lately due to a combo of sickness bugs (plural!) and Harvey travelling for work. Plus, you know, normal hectic life… so by the time I managed to get myself back into the sewing room it felt SO GOOD!

I picked up this pattern, a Friday Pattern Company Lucida Dress, at a recent sewing day at my local haberdashery, Backstitch. I had my eye on this for a while, so finally caved and bought it. So pleased that I did! Not only is this a gorgeous dress – it is deceptively simple and quick to sew. So fast rewards on your sewing! Which was perfect for me, feeling the blues of having not sewn for too long. In the blink of an eye (well, almost), I had a whole dress… all for me!! 

The pattern and instructions are really clear and very easy to follow. I love the ruched front to the bodice. It’s such a nice detail – flattering too. But so straightforward to make. The only alteration I had to make was to the back neckline. It may have been my own fault as it could have been that I stretched it out during the sewing process. But either way, I just altered by adding some darts, which did the trick. 

The fabric I used is this utterly dreamy peachskin modal jersey from one of my new fav fabric websites, Sister Mintaka. At the time of writing this, there are still 2 colours in stock (a red ‘Bordeaux’ colour and slate grey). This stuff was a joy to sew, and is super soft to the touch with a beautiful drape to it. And the ‘peachskin’ look to it just makes it look and feel super luxe. 

So feeling super happy with myself for finding a perfect marriage of pattern and fabric! 

Anyway, hope you like this guys. Off I go to twirl around in my new dress 🙂

Pattern: Friday Pattern Company, Lucida Dress

Fabric: Peachskin modal jersey in forest green from Sister Mintaka

Size made: Small

Adjustments made: Gaping neckline at the back

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