Since the day I made this dress I’ve fallen in love with Hamburger Liebe fabrics! Susanne (the owner of Hamburger Liebe) was charmed by my creation and asked me to guest post on her blog. Since I’ve just launched my Louisa dress pattern in German, if was the obvious choice to sew a Hamburger Liebe Louisa dress. This way I’m kind of closing the German Louisa dress pattern tour officially!Fly to the sky fabric from Mirabelle! Thanks for helping me out so fast. Your service was impeccable!
When the fabric arrived, I decided that making the whole Louisa dress in this fabric was not a good option. That’s why I combined it with some grey fabric, that I recycled from an old pair of pants. Choosing this pants, pushed me to be creative since the front part was wider then the fabric I had. That’s why I had to divide it into 3 pieces. I have never worked with grey for Lisa & Nore, but I love the result, so I will surely use it again!
Since summertime is approaching in Belgium, I swapped the original 3/4 sleeves for the butterfly sleeves from the Mara blouse.
To add a little bit if color I finished the whole dress with orange thread. I was doubting to add buttons, but I didn’t. When the dress looked like this, I though there were enough details yet. So I just topstitched the pocket to keep it closed.
For these pictures we took Lisa to the woods. With Susanne’s favourite boots, Lisa was slightly overdresses so people were kind of staring at us, but I love the result of the pictures, so I guess I just don’t have to care about what other people think right?
If you are visiting my blog through Hamburger Liebe, I would like to invite you to have a look around… If you are interested in buying my Louisa dress pattern, you can find it HERE in my shop.
Thanks Susanne for this great opportunity!