Tessuti Lisa dress variation – dots

Spring! and time for another Tessuti Lisa dress, absolutely one of my favorite patterns. This version is inspired by a charming dress I found on Pinterest:

Sewing notes:

  • Size small.
  • Not wanting to match prints at the center front, I simply cut it on the fold – no button band.
  • Lowered the neckline and raised the armscye (it’s pretty low).
  • Cut a facing for the neckline instead of binding it.
  • Added patch pockets on the front skirt (in-seam pockets waving around in the skirt make me crazy).
  • Used the original hemline with a 12″ ruffle.
  • 3yd @ @55w, in cute over-sized dots! It’s Telio Verona Cotton Rayon Voile Dot Black/Ecru from Fabric.com.

It was so hot and bright in the back yard! but I already had my makeup on and tripod ready by the time I realized I would have to squint a lot. So a couple pics under the mandarin orange tree. Ahhh…so much better.

And that’s a wrap!

Ciao! Coco

12 thoughts on “Tessuti Lisa dress variation – dots

  1. I am soooo happy I found your blog, I am 68 and semi retired and it is so refreshing to see lovely you and your makes! Thank you for being here. XXOO cat
    PS, your yard and house are so lovely too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. No see-thru at all! it’s a little more substantial than cotton voile because of the rayon content, wonderful to sew. This is my third Telio cotton/rayon voile, love them!

      Liked by 1 person

Thank you for stopping by!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s