Does anyone remember that heatwave we had in the UK the other week? Or does it seem like a distant memory to you, too? The weekend before the sunshine struck I actually made myself a brand new Megan dress (from the Tilly and the Buttons Love at First Stitch book) which turned out to be absolutely perfect for the hot and sticky weather that was to come. Want to see? Let’s go!
I’ve made this dress pattern once before in a ‘baroque’ linen fabric – read about that one here – and I have to say that it’s one of my most favourite makes. I wear it all the time, it’s really comfy, it fits really well, the length is great on me and it matches everything else that I own. A definite winner! Isn’t that something you wish every garment achieved?!
After the success of Megan number 1 I thought I’d use the pattern again and make Megan number 2, but this time in a completely different fabric – a floral cotton seersucker from White Tree Fabrics. Unfortunately they seem to have sold out of this particular print but there’s an equally summery yellow floral seersucker just waiting to be snapped up! This type of fabric weighs about 2 grams and is ideal for hot, sunny days. I’ll definitely be taking this one with me to Portugal in a few weeks’ time (did you know it’s around 41°c there at the moment?!)
The pattern features bodice front and back pieces, skirt front and back pieces, slightly gathered cap sleeves and requires a long invisible zipper down the back. This is a good pattern for newbie dressmakers because there are no difficult seams – the dress is shaped using darts on both the skirt and bodice pieces and there are no pesky bits of bias binding or anything else fiddly. Plus Tilly’s instructions are super clear that I reckon even the cat could have a go 😉
I really like this dress and I can see myself making another in future. It’s very easy to wear and it’s a great addition to my wardrobe. I also don’t have to make any changes to it as it fits me straight off the pattern sheet! Apologies for the lack of photos by the way – I’ve been waiting for a sunny day to get some snaps of me in it but we’ve had nothing but gloom and doom recently…
Oh and I might have recently ordered a copy of Tilly’s new Bettine dress pattern so I hope to be making that up soon, too! I do like a good ‘throw it on and go’ dress pattern. Let me know your thoughts!