i’ve been happily stitching our way through liberty’s AW15 collection. this is liesl+co’s cinema dress . . . made for a dear friend of mine who is a huge fan of all things chinoiserie! this particular print is called peony pavilion, designed by fashion designer anna sui for liberty! (and oh yes . . . i should have pressed those seams before taking the photos!)
i made the size six in the pattern which happens to be the size of my friend and the dress form. of course, i couldn’t resist but to try it on myself too! it does fit me, but i would make a modification to the waist portion of the dress for myself. i have a rather large rib cage and i found that it fell sort of too high on my torso. the cinema dress is a wonderfully written pattern that i found super easy to follow and filled with useful tips and tricks. the only addendum i would make is that if you’re using a directional print, like peony pavilion, one of the cutting patterns will not work (i believe it’s cutting layout “c” but will confirm when i relocate my pattern).