Lisa dress – Tessuti fabrics
A review of Lisa Dress
I was asked to make this dress for my daughter and I readily agreed as I like Tessuti patterns for their extremely clear photo instructions. Interesting features are the gathered hi/lo waistband, front button placket and it has pockets. I also like the really neat bias finishing of the neck and armholes. I had learnt from previous experience that Tessuti patterns generally come up large and took the risk of making a size smaller than my model’s measurements would have suggested. I also ignored the instructions to use tear off vilene for the arm and neck holes and instead just used staystitching as the linen I used was quite lightweight and I didn’t want to ‘tear’ it out of shape when removing the vilene. The stay stitching worked just as well and was much easier. I have been told that the dress is ‘perfect’ and judging by the photos i’ve seen ‘in wear’ it does fit extremely well. I made a size xs for someone who is usually a uk size 8/10.