Style Sunday: The Tulip Dress

Style Sunday: The Tulip Dress

December 15, 2013 | Style | 1 Comment

I love floaty frocks as much as the next girl, but sometimes there is nothing more feminine and elegant that a tailored dress.

When I stumbled upon this A Wear Jacquard Tulip Dress, £50 Asos it got me thinking about how a tailored dress can create a striking silhouette. There is nothing more dramatic than the Tulip Dress, with its fitted bodice, nipped in waist and pleated petal shaped skirts.

There is a lot of ‘making’ involved in a dress like this. And, by making, I mean embracing a whole help of different sewing techniques. There is the darting around the bust for the fitted bodice, the fitting of a zip for the fastening, inserting a lining, creating neat box pleats for the tulip skirt. Yes, I know, it all sounds rather a lot of work. But, you know what, I think it’s all worth it. I mean, not only will you end up with a super stylish frock, you will also be brushing up on some of your dressmaking techniques – or even learning a few new ones! I adore the range of fashion-forward sewing patterns from By Hand London so when I got to thinking about creating a Tulip Dress this one was just calling out to me!


Style Sunday: The Tulip Dress Made PeachyThe Pattern
Ellisalex, By Hand, £12 Sewbox
This stunning dress has a scooped back, princess seamed bodice and pleated tulip skirt – fully lined for a truly stylish finish.

 The Fabrics
1 Medium Weight Robin White Jacquard, £4.67 per yard
Black Bamboo Jacquard, £3.22 per yard, FashionFabricsClub
China Gold Jacquard, £10.66 per meter, FabricDreams

I love how rich and glamorous these jacquard fabrics look, they will instantly give this dress the super hit of drama that this dress deserves! Could this be the perfect dress to wear on Christmas day?!

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    December 16, 2013

    I’m a big fan of the tulip shaped dress, it’s so elegant and chic, and really sort of timeless. That white one is perfection!

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