Sewing

Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

I know I’ve already reviewed this pattern (read it here), but ever since then I’ve been dying to make a colour-blocked one in a more drapey fabric. (As you can see, I’ve completely copied Tilly’s idea from the book!) 

This is the first time I’ve worked with stretchy fabric (I used a ponte di roma) and let me tell you, it was a nightmare! My machine completely freaked out when I tried sewing it, so I was forced to resurrect my super-cheap sewing machine from when I was in junior school- for some reason it was okay with the fabric, whilst my Husqvarna one wasn’t! Of course, as my old machine was several hundred pounds cheaper, it still didn’t work great and eventually broke. Do sewing machines just really hate me or something?

Despite all this hassle, I’m still really pleased with how it turned out (wonky placket and all!) and it’s actually become one of my most-worn dresses.

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