By Hand London
By Hand London is one of my favorite pattern companies for garment sewing. The dresses have always fit me well without the need for adjustments. Their patterns are well written with instructions easy to follow. I will be adding to this post as I have three dresses to share made from the Wild Nectar Collection from Moda.
This first dress is the Anna Dress featuring the Flutter print. The classic style and fit makes it appropriate for any occasion. You can change the design of this dress with the different neckline and skirt variations available.
The Flora Dress says, “Let’s Party!” I love the shape of the bodice with the thin shoulder straps. This pattern comes with a bodice and skirt variation as well. Don’t let the invisible zipper in the back but scare you. This allows you to have a dress with a nice shapely fit. Just take your time, I promise you’ll love the end result. Click here for the Flora Dress PDF pattern.
Last but not least, the Georgia Dress! This little number makes the perfect cocktail dress. A wider strap variation is also available. I would recommend practicing the bodice. If you don’t sew the curves just right the form can be a little rigid. I also shortened my straps since they are not adjustable. Otherwise, it’s pretty straight forward. Sew a few pieces of fabric together and put in a zipper! Click here for the Georgia Dress PDF pattern.