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.

Nina Lee London Park Lane Dress

Nina Lee London Park Lane Dress Nina Lee London Park Lane Dress

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!

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