Monday, April 4
Time For Spring Dress Sewing!
When I was co-writing my sewing ecourse with Rachel, I had the pleasure of e-meeting Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons along the way. Not only is she the absolute sweetest, but she creates colorful, easy-to-follow patterns. One of my sessions was about reading commercial patterns and I made her Coco dress. As someone who doesn't do a ton of commercial pattern sewing (I love creating my own), I really enjoyed this one. Here's how my version of Coco turned out:
Even though reading patterns can be intimidating at times, Tilly breaks it down and even gives tips and tricks for techniques you may not be completely familiar with... which is always appreciated in my world.
Tilly has just released a new pattern and I seriously can't wait to try it out! It's called Martha and I've already been shopping for all the cute trims and embellishments for those BELL SLEEVES. Aaaahhh! I'm in love.
(The two photos above are from Tilly's blog.)
As you can see, I'm becoming a collector of Tilly's patterns. I'm pretty sure I have around 7 of them, plus her book. My goal is to get started on Martha sometime this week, but first I need to find the perfect fabric! Oh, and clear my sewing space because maaaaaayyyyybbbeeeee I haven't quite unpacked that room yet. Oof.
If you are interested in getting better acquainted with your machine, or are brand new to sewing, you should check out Sew With Us. Rachel and I put a lot of hard work into it and we're still so proud. Plus, there are fashion projects AND home projects!
Also, Tilly has a really great book called Love At First Stitch. It's beautifully photographed and comes with patterns and tips! I personally love it.
Happy sewing, friends!