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DIY fashion Strapless dress with high-low hem Sewing Blogging

Italian job | Esplanade bra hack into high-low strapless dress

Like the last of the summer wines, the last of the dresses I’ve been sewing for the summer are making their way on the blog. Even if they do come with the sprinkling of goose bumps for accessories…

I’m so happy to be showing you one of my favourite makes of the year, which brings back amazing memories of my wedding in the Caribbean and another awesome wedding I attended in Italy in May this year. This is a hack of the Esplanade bra pattern from Orange Lingerie into a glamorous dress. Also, I have tales of jeopardy and crazy last minute sewing, so keep on reading to see how it all links together.



Neela Sari top – Fashion with Fabrics shell top hack

GBSB book Shell top hack

Hi guys, hope you’re ready for more Fashion with Fabrics (GBSB 3 book) projects! My love for this fab book is no secret, and here is another reason: the hacks! for each project there are suggested hacks (or modifications), but I managed to come up with another one. This is inspired by my fellow Bee Neela (who also blogs at Sew Fusion) and also the fabric was a very kind gift from the same lovely friend Nee. That is why I’ve named this one in her honour!