Park Lane Dress
It feels like I haven’t made any dresses for ages, but that’s not really true! I guess the problem is that I used to make too many dresses! I have quite a few projects cut out waiting to be sewed up, but I often get distracted and cut out even more (if only I could stop looking at Instagram 😅). This Nina Lee London Park Lane dress is one of them! I’m sure I cut it out months before winter and I finally finished it!
The pattern has a blouse and a dress view, with 2 sleeve options, plus optional shoulder ruffles! It’s available for hip measurements from 85cm to 120cm.
I made the Park Lane Top a little while ago and adore it so much! I guess that’s why I cut out the dress straight away? Haha… I like the empire line silhouette and the 90s vibe of this dress. I didn’t cut the shoulder ruffles this time, they are pretty but they can get squashed in the wardrobe or under a cardigan.
This dress version is drafted in midi length, but I chopped some length off because I didn’t have enough fabric. As usual, I cut a size 6 bust graded up to size 8 at the waist and cut a straight size 8 skirt. The fit is perfect. I shifted the side zip to the back, so I can add in-seam pockets to the dress. I reinforced the pocket opening along the side seams with interfacing, I just cannot make a dress without pockets!
The fabric is a forest green with black spots rayon from Spotlight, which matches this pattern nicely, I love sewing with rayon because it’s soft yet easy to work with, it’s opaque and comfortable to wear. Every time I go to Spotlight I would walk out with some!
I’m very happy with my new dress and hope to make use of my study break and finish a few more projects. Now let’s hope the warm weather sticks!