Tilly & the Buttons Zadie Dress

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I have been so busy with Dotty Owl orders recently – I have hardly had time to sew up any clothes. So my friend’s birthday was the perfect excuse to take a couple of days off and finally have a go at making the lovely Tilly & The Buttons Zadie Dress – hooray! The good news is it worked out really well… the bad news is I had to give it away! Just before I parted with it I tried it on to get a couple of pictures. My 5 year old (bless her) was the only person available to take some shots before I had to wrap it up so I thought I would share the results. She had lots of fun but found it tricky with the weight of the camera – so there were a fair few shots of my feet and the sky too 🙂

To make up my Zadie Dress I chose a lovely jersey fabric online  – Millie Fleur Line Drawings Bluing Knit.

It’s a gorgeous fabric with a lovely Rose pattern but (after pre-washing it) it rolled up a lot and so made cutting out very tricky! It was worth the extra effort in the end though as it’s beautiful and soft to wear.

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The pattern was brilliant (I have already made lots of Agnes tops so I knew it would be) and it had lots of fab pictures to help with every step of the way.

The only alteration I made was to add the belt at the end. I did this as my husband said it looked baggy at the back – and the belt solved this problem nicely. Of course it may have just been the way it was on me. Either way – it was an easy fix.

It’s straight back to orders for me but I have my Cleo pattern lined up for the next available clothes making slot – and this time I’m keeping it 😉 x

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