Always make a toile!

A review of Bella Loves Patterns Flor Dress and Top

Reviewed by RC on 27th May, 2022

Now this is finished I love it, but I only followed my measurements and didn’t make a toile…the dress was too big and I had to make adjustments to shorten at the shoulder, and take in the side seams of the bodice. This meant a lot of unpicking, and redoing the bias binding facing on the neckline. Of course this was all my own fault!

There is a ruffle at the bottom of the gel which I omitted, and instead I opted to shape the hem, as this works better as I am 5”2.

Overall, a lovely pattern and I am all for the frills and ruffles!