Lady In Red–By Hand London Georgia Dress

Laaady in reeeeeedddd!

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By Hand London Georgia dress in red cotton canvas

I still have to hem it and adjust the straps, but I am excited to share my this one.  After letting it sit in my pattern stash for a few weeks, I finally dived into By Hand London’s newest pattern, the Georgia dress.  And what a perfect project to follow up my challenging (and still unfinished) Burda off the shoulder dress.  This fantastic pattern came together in two evenings, which included tracing and cutting my size.  It was so easy, and very well drafted.  My measurements fit the hip and waist measurements on their size chart almost perfectly, except in the hips. The hips were a little tight in the finished dress, but I expected that because my hips are about a half inch bigger than the size chart.  Also, I didn’t use a stretchy material like they recommended, which would have helped. My bust was a couple inches smaller around than the size chart, but all I had to do to fix this was to tighten the straps a little in the front. Easy peezy!  Usually, I have gaping in the underarm area with most patterns that are a little large in the bust, but not with my girl, Georgia!

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While I was attaching the skirt to the bust, I noticed that it wasn’t quite lining up to form the “crisp point” the instructions talked about. On closer inspection, I realized that I had attached the bust piece upside down!  It wasn’t too noticeable in the way the skirt hung, and fixing this would mean ripping out the lining where I had already trimmed the seam allowances, so I decided to just roll with it.  Or rather, bounce with it.  It definitely resulted in some va va voluptuous cleavage!

I like the way this dress could be casual, pinup-y, or formal. There are so many possibilities!  I think I have a new go-to pattern.

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He likes wearing red too.

Side note: I haven’t done a photo shoot since my mom had me model for her eBay vintage clothing business in high school, so it felt really weird taking these photos.  Thankfully I had a very patient photographer–thanks, Eugene!

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6 thoughts on “Lady In Red–By Hand London Georgia Dress

  1. Dub Drees says:

    Pretty!

  2. Helen says:

    I always feel totally awkward taking photos too! It’st definitely a deterrent to getting posts out for me! I especially like your first picture. Fittingly seductive for a lady in red 🙂

  3. ooobop! says:

    Just looking for Georgia inspiration this morning and came across your amazing dress and your lovely blog… double whammy! Makes me smile to think you sewed the bodice the wrong way up but how it still looks great! Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as they say! Congratulations on your hot dress. Now I just need some time… mmmm!

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