Georgia Dress Unlocked

Here is my LBD Georgia Edition

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Here is the final product! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working on this number and it is finally finished. Unusually for me I did some pattern editing to get this dress to fit perfectly. From making my Hawaiian Georgia I knew that I’d need to make several changes to the real McCoy. I lengthened the bodice and straps, took the bodice in by about a centimetre on each side, and lengthened the hemline by about 10cm (this is one short dress!)

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The pattern suggests using a fabric with a bit of stretch to help with fitting. This dress really does hug the figure! My first version of this was in a absolutely no stretch cotton and after making my muslin I decided I had to change to a fabric with stretch. Sorry guys (this dress was for the Monthly Stitch) but silk was not the best option anymore. Instead I used a wool blend from Nick’s Fabrics on Dominion Road. But I stuck with black like you insisted!

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So would I make this dress again? Heck yes. There is something immensely satisfying about working on a pattern to make it fit you perfectly. Although I had to do a bit of pattern editing 1. this is totally normal and 2. I now have a go to pattern that is perfectly Penny sized.

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Have you made the Georgia Dress? Did you make any adjustments?

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33 thoughts on “Georgia Dress Unlocked”

  1. Oh my god, this looks AMAZING!!!! I would wear this pattern every day if I was you! These pics have definitely convinced me to give the Georgia a go

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    1. Yes it is very short! I originally cut the short length (for my Hawaiian version) as I’m only 5’2 but once I hemmed it the dress barely covered by behind! So with this one I cut the longer length and then shortened it – so overall it got a lot longer πŸ™‚

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  2. wow! That just left me a little bit speechless! You look just great. And no wonder you have to make pattern changes – everyone would love to have a figure like yours but very few have!
    I made a Georgia too, but the version with skinny straps, and mine is almost dowdyly long in comparison to yours πŸ™‚

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  3. This is absolutely GORGEOUS on you! I love it! I had to convert the 10cm to inches until I could visualize how much you had to add – and wow that would have been a short dress! I love the solid black, but I can see this in lots of other colors – good going!

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