A Dress for Midwinter

Liesl Cinema Dress in folksy corduroy by Ivy Arch

My final dress make of the year is a Cinema Dress trimmed with embroidered ribbons and braid. It's the second dress I've made from this Liesl + Co sewing pattern and this time I used a soft floral corduroy – my favourite choice of fabric for winter dressmaking.

Embellished Cinema Dress by Ivy Arch

Inspired by Gudrun Sjödén's beautiful Midvinter collection, I decided to sew a heavily brocaded panel on the bodice using different braids and embroidered ribbon collected over the years. It took some time to get the placement right!

Liesl + Co Cinema dress with embroidered ribbons

The finished frock has a festive folksy feel and will see me through this season's celebrations.

Back view: braid embellished Cinema Dress