Tilly and the Buttons Joni Dress in Silver Dots
When we received this fabric, I knew it had to be turned into a dress. I wasn't sure of what pattern or if I wanted a whole dress in it or just a skirt. The fabric is perfect for a party dress when you can dance and bounce all night! but still look glamorous in your glitzy number.
I don't wear dresses very often and don't tend to make them unless I have a very specific event in mind. I tend to make comfy and fun clothes and last year I even made a Xmas jumper for our running club's Christmas Party instead of a dress! This definitely felt like one of those projects that I'm not sure I'll be wearing much but at the same time wanted to make it even if it's just to hang it in my bedroom so I can look at it. Let it be the frosting of all my jumper cakes!
After hearing about the Sew frosting challenge by True Bias and Closet Case Patterns, I realised I mainly sew cake, and my wardrobe is in need of a bit of frosting.
After perusing some sewing books and patterns, I decided on the Tilly and the Buttons Joni dress from the her book Stretch.
The seam allowance is quite wide compared to what I usually use so after a lot of measuring (measure twice, cut once right?) I decided to cut one size smaller than the one I would need, instead of trimming the pattern's seam allowances. It turned out to be quite a good idea.
I found the pattern quite easy to follow and it was quite a quick make after I finished with all the measuring and cutting all the fabric.
I accessorised with a gorgeous "me made" enamel pin from the fabulous Joy from Pink Coat Club.
I decided not to use another piece of fabric on the bodice to face around the neck, and instead, just folded the fabric and topstitched along the edge.
This fabric (now on sale!) is very soft and even though its just jersey with a silver print, it looks and feels luxurious to touch and it makes me feel a bit like a mermaid.
Silver dots fabric for the party season!
I will need to still take pictures of me wearing the dress but still haven't had a chance during daylight hours and our studio is too cold for frolicking about in little dresses! brrrrrr! Look out for an update!
Another project I'm pretty pleased with :)