I’m not usually one for dresses, but Mood’s gorgeous beaded tulle absolutely calls for it. With five lovely colors, the possibilities for a lining seem absolutely endless. White or ivory with a matching lining underneath would create a stunning look for an engagement party or casual court-style wedding, but the navy or black options could make some exquisite nighttime ensembles! I opted for something in between; an ivory beaded tulle with a contrasting teal lining paired the Zenobia Dress sewing pattern has me ready for some Sunday bunch!
For full pattern instructions, please visit the original post here! All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
The Zenobia Dress itself is unlined, so I did a little bit of pattern surgery and snagged the lining pieces from the Yarrow. Luckily, the fit together pretty magnificently so I didn’t even need to do any alterations.
I personally love how the Yarrow lining is cocktail length while the long skirt of the Zenobia swirls around it, but the length could be easily altered to your personal preference.
To attach your own lining to your dress, simply skip the neck facing pattern pieces that come with the Zenobia. Double the suggested cuts of the Yarrow lining so you have enough to sew two layers of lining. Sew one layer to your Zenobia as a substitute for the neck facing.
Next, attach your zipper and then attached the second layer of lining at the neckline and hem. Slip-stitch the inner lining layer to your zipper to complete the look!
Have you done any alterations to one of Mood’s free patterns? I’d love to hear about your projects – let me know in the comments!