Well this is exciting being asked to blog for Sewalicious. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy & Nicki at the Handmade Fair. I had the choice to pick from all their fabrics it was like being in a sweet shop.
With the seasons starting to change so is my wardrobe. I have a gap for a comfy dress that has a bit of sass to it. When I saw this slinky viscose leopard jersey I knew I had to have it. It’s super soft and feels very luxurious against the skin.
The Tilly and the Buttons Zadie dress stood out in their box of patterns, so I thought no more and grabbed some contrasting black jersey as a contrast to go with it.
Both fabrics complemented each other and have great stretch recovery perfect for this pattern.
As with all Tilly and the Buttons patterns they come beautifully packaged on quality paper, teamed up with a pretty booklet with crystal clear instructions and pictures. Huge thumbs up.
Pattern Version made I made version 2 with ¾ sleeves.
Notions Ribbon to stabilise the waist and pockets and a stretch needle.
Fit True to size with ease.
Difficulty It was tricky sewing the pivot points and making sure the angles on the pockets lined up. I think this make is for a confident sewer who has had experience sewing with knits and got a few makes under their belt.
Top tips Use wonder clips, a walking foot and label up the pieces as there are quite a few.
Sewing time 4 hours sewing plus 1 hour cutting and marking up.
Why did I make it I wanted a dress that could be casual and smart and to push my sewing skills.
What would I do differently next time I would use 3 fabrics for a striking look and do some stash busting.
Would I make it again Yes.
Favourite thing about this make I love the softness of the fabric and the huge pockets on the dress.
Shopping with Sewalicous was great. As sewists themselves they understand what we need and can provide advice and share knowledge which is very helpful.
Hope you love this make as much as me.
Love Carrie @carrie_can_make_it