Monday, April 25, 2016

Megan Dress by Tilly Walnes

Hello, dear readers...if I have any readers left after my huge blogging hiaitus! Gosh, I haven't blogged since February, and it's almost May. What a slacker! I have an excuse though...teacher, first term of the school year....say no more!

I've actually made a couple of things but haven't had time to take any decent photos of myself wearing them. I like to have at least of couple of photos of me wearing my creations because it's kinda boring looking at Jane (my dummy) wearing them. I'm much cuter than her.

Anyway! I've wanted to revisit a few of my favourite patterns, but I promised myself to sew new-to-me patterns this year. I doubt I'll be able to stick to that for the whole year but we will see how it goes. I've had my eye on the Megan dress from Tilly Walnes' book ever since I bought it, but put it off because I have this weird notion that patterns from sewing books are a bitch to fit. I blame the Colette Sewing Handbook for this. I made a toile of the bodice in about July last year, and finally bit the bullet a few weeks ago.

It's so cute. I love the little dart tucks at the bust and have never made a dress with them. Also, the high waist intrigued me, and who doesn't love a little puffed sleeve? In the back of my mind I was worried that the shape of this dress would not suit me at all...happily, I was wrong!

I cut this is a size 2 and made absolutely no alterations. Could the fit be better? Yes, probably. It could do with some back neck darts as it sticks out a bit at the back, but the rest is pretty darn good! 

I've worn this twice and have had loads of compliments. It is such a cute, flattering shape.

The fabric is some quilting cotton that I got from the clearance table at Spotlight for $4/m. This dress does not use much fabric at all and is great for using up smallish cuts of fabric in your stash.

The instructions were clear and concise, not that I really needed to follow them.

All in all, a most pleasing make!