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Announcing the Elsie Dress Sewalong!
Elsie is an advanced beginner to intermediate level pattern, but with princess seams and a faced bodice lining, it does contain some techniques we know some of you will have never tried. Having a go at any new sewing technique can be intimidating, but by breaking all the stages down and taking it one step at a time, we’re pretty confident you can master anything. You got this!
But wait, what’s a sewalong?
Joining in with a sewalong is a step-by-step class you can follow at home. Rather than having a teacher to guide you, we’ll be posting photographed step-by-step instructions which you can follow along with. We’ll be there to hold your hand each step of the way, and remember you can always email us to ask questions.
Fancy joining in? Meet the pattern!
The Elsie Dress is a 1950s-inspired party dress, with a fitted bodice and a show-stopping box-pleated skirt. The v-neck gently curves for a soft, pretty look and the princess seams create that cinched-in silhouette so iconic of the 50s shapes we love. The full skirt comes complete with dramatic pleats, creating the illusion of an even tinier waist. But it’s not just the outer dress we love! Elsie is finished exquisitely on the inside, with a faced fully-lined bodice and a neat invisible zip. And for those of you who prefer separates, Elsie comes with a skirt-only version too!
Elsie Dress sewalong classes
The sewalongs are broken down like this:
How to join in
Joining in is easy. All you really have to do is sew along with us! But if you’d like to share your progress we’d love to see! Tag us @sewoveritlondon on Instagram with the hashtag #SOIelsiedress or find us on Facebook and Twitter!
5 replies to “Announcing the Elsie Dress Sewalong!”
If I want to do just the skirt is it easy enough to do and can you put a elesticed waist into the skirt ? Thank you so much.
I’d love to join the sew a long and learn how to make a 50s dress, especially with box pleats x
Hi Everyone, I would love to join in the Elsie Sew Along.
I have my oattern and fabric. Will I just follow and wait till next step? Karen
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