The Nola dress – Milkmaid style dress

Today, I’m so happy to show you a dress that took me forever to make, but I love it so much now that it’s done. A few months ago, I found a really nice fabric at Club Tissus and, as soon as I saw it, I wanted to make a dress with this fabric.

It took me quite a while to find a pattern that I liked to make this dress. There are tons of pretty patterns online but the women’s patterns are always a little too big for me, and it’s quite frustrating. After looking everywhere, I decided to go with a pattern that, I thought, was pretty but was a little too big. So, I knew I was going to have to make some changes for the dress to fit nicely.

At first, I thought I’d finished it before the summer holidays but I did not have a lot of time and didn’t want to work on this project after trying it on and seeing that the neckline was way too big. So, I let this project sit on my table for a few months and, not long ago, I decided to finish it and it was a great decision. I was able to finish the dress in one afternoon and I love it!

I made the size 34 and with the smallest stature. I mostly changed the neckline of the dress because it was way too low. I first shortened the shoulders by 5cm. Then I had to cut the armhole 4cm lower since it was way to small after I reduced the length of the straps.

The pattern is available in English and Russian. It was my first time using a Vikisews pattern and I’m pretty happy since everything was well explained with lots photos and the final project is so pretty. The pattern is available from size 34 to 46 and has different statures which I find a good idea! The only thing I didn’t like about this pattern is that you can only buy one pattern size at a time.

Here are the details:

I really like the different details on this dress. I think it’s what makes it so nice! 

I used:

  • The Nola dress pattern by Vikisews in the size 34 with the height 154cm / 160cm
  • A beautiful light weight fabric from Club Tissus
  • Elastics
  • Shirring elastics

Here are the photos: