Skill Level: Intermediate
Blog: Tilly and the Buttons
Her post about the dress: Jasmine Green Tea Dress
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a mystery cotton blend with a lovely drape, which I found on a market stall for £1.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? The pattern is very much my style so there were various fabric choices I could have gone for – I’ve already made it in red gabardine. This time I wanted a less formal, floaty version that I could dress up or down. I added white piping to the yoke and round the back to add some definition so the design of the pattern didn’t get too lost with the busy print of the fabric.
What thoughts do you have about the project? This is one of my favourite sewing patterns. I’ve seen so many gorgeous versions of this dress made by other people. It’s not the easiest pattern in the world to fit so definitely worth making a muslin of the bodice pieces before cutting out your nice fabric. It’s well worth the effort and really satisfying when it all comes together. I always get tons of compliments when I wear a Ceylon!