Lonsdale Sew-Along: My Finished Dress

I finished sewing my Lonsdale Dress for the Sew-Along! Well, I finished it a while ago, but finally took photos and posted them on the blog. I love this version, it’s summery and feminine with a retro-inspired feel. What do you think?

I snapped about ten photos outside before the battery died. Don’t you hate when that happens? I took the rest of the photos inside. (It was really, really hot out too that day. We can’t really complain about the weather here because we get so few nice days, but I was happy to head back into the air-conditioned office!)

I used a vintage cotton print for the fabric, a regular zipper for the closure, and added stay tape along the neckline to prevent stretching out. (And I borrowed the belt idea from Sunni – it really defines the waistline!)

I can’t believe it’s September already. I was really hoping to make a couple more of these dresses to wear before summer ends! Luckily it’s such a quick pattern to sew, I think I’ll be able to make at least one more.

Can you believe this whole dress was sewn without a serger? It looks so clean and crisp – both inside and out!

I feel like I’ve already said so much about this dress, there’s nothing left to say!

If you’ve just stopped by, click here to read the Sew-Along posts and find out more about the making of this dress. I’ve gone through all of the sewing steps with photos, tips and tutorials – there’s tons of helpful hints and recommendations to help you sew your own dress.

Want to make your own Lonsdale dress? Click here to visit the pattern store!

More photos in the Sewaholic Patterns Flickr group. Upload photos of your finished dress to the group, and check out some of the gorgeous dresses already in the group pool!

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21 Responses to Lonsdale Sew-Along: My Finished Dress

  1. Tasha August 31, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    It looks awesome!! The print is really great, you’re right it’s so summery and fun. I absolutely love that you used red seam binding on the inside, it’s just a fun little pop of color when you look inside!

  2. Roisin August 31, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    It’s adorable, Tasia- I love how it looks belted!

  3. Ashley August 31, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    So pretty! The fabric is really summery too :)
    Ashley x

  4. Michelle @ If Toys Could Talk August 31, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    I love how this dress turned out. The fabric you chose is so pretty!

  5. Bri August 31, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    This dress turned out lovely in every aspect!

  6. Funnygrrl August 31, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    This is a lovely version. I love the length and print. I agree that it looks really nice belted.
    I love how you show the inside of your garments. I don’t dare show mine yet!
    Great job!

  7. Denise August 31, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    I love it, can’t wait until I can make one.

  8. Claire (aka Seemane) August 31, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Tasia the dress looks adorable on you! :)

  9. Stacy aka Stacybeads August 31, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    So pretty! It looks so good belted! This type of neckline is rather unflattering on me, otherwise I’d make this for sure.

  10. Volute August 31, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Beautiful, Tasia!! It has really a very feminine vintage flavor! I’ve also finished mine a while ago but I still have to take some pics soon!

  11. Catherine August 31, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Yes, this is a very nice dress and you wear it well! The light blue is perfect for summer! Well done!

  12. hazel August 31, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    This is my favorite version of this dress that you’ve made Tasia. The Londsdale is such a stylish design, congratulations on making such great patterns (I love the other ones you’ve drafted too)!

  13. Lisa August 31, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    It’s beautiful Tasia I can’t wait to make one for myself.

  14. Sewingdina August 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Tasia your dress looks wonderful. I love the colour. You’re lucky to have had some nice weather to wear it as well.

  15. Kristen August 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    So so pretty! I want to make one! I will eventually! Thanks for the sewalong posts, it will be great to access them later.

  16. Lucy August 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    My Lonsdale is the first thing I’ve made that I’m actually okay with people seeing the inside of! It’s so neat and tidy – and I’m now a French seam convert! Screw the zigzag ;-)

  17. Tasia August 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    @Lucy: Love it! Screw the zigzag – that’s awesome. :)

    Thanks for all the awesome comments everyone! :)

  18. Corinne August 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    really cute. this fabric is so cute and fresh, looks great on you too.

  19. arlene f August 31, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    The dress is awesome! Very good choice of fabric!
    hugs

  20. Louise September 5, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    love this so much! it looks so sooo nice with the belt too. my blog is really rubbish at the mo but i’ve posted up a sort of vintage-inspired dress that i made if anyone would like to look. but i wish i could sew as well as you! totally love this dress, you are really really pretty too :)

  21. Volute September 5, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Here’s my Lonsdale’s version on Burdastyle as I’m having some problems with my blog: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/my-lonsdale-dress?all_images=1#project-shot-all

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