Tuesday, June 10, 2014
My Week with Tilly: The Lilou 'Queen Anne's Lace' Dress
I'm back from a lovely short holiday and am excited to show you my most recent creation! I was delighted to pattern test the Lilou dress pattern from Tilly's new book: Love at First Stitch. It's such a fabulous dress pattern with a chic no-fuss bodice and a beautifully draped skirt.
I cut into some precious Japanese cotton fabric that I purchased last year for the bodice. It reminds me a bit of a 1950s pattern with hearts and flowers. The bodice is very straightforward to sew together and has a neat lining. I used a polka dot fabric for the bodice lining (fun!)
The skirt fabric is a lovely twill blend that is stable but with some drape. This dress fits fabulously into my work wardrobe as it works well under a wool blazer:
Here's my best Tilly pose....have you seen the pictures from the book?? One of my favourite things to do is to read it before bed and look at all the beautiful pictures and imagine all the clothes I am going to make!!
There's something about the faux separates look that I just love in dresses!
I am really pleased with the way the dress came out. I feel like I could wear it in almost every season – it's perfect for hot summer days or paired with a jacket for those cool autumn and spring nights.
The dress is also perfect for twirling :-)
Do you have the book? Are you planning to make some of the patterns? I can't wait to try them all!!