The pattern arrived on Saturday morning, I started sewing saturday evening, finished it on Monday (would have been Sunday but I had to work) and wore it on Tuesday!
FABRIC: This was my trial run so I used fabric from my stash, It was a lightweight linen and silk mix, looked nice but I needed a fabric with a little more natural stretch which this did not have.Tilly recommends a fabric that will hold a shape and has some natural stretch. Next time I will make sure of this.
FIT: This was my ‘trial run’ so I cut for my size after reviewing the pattern measurements. It fit me perfectly everywhere, I needed no adjustments. However I would cut it longer next time (I am 5ft 7″) It is a little too short for me to be comfortable wearing this length.
SEW: No problems, watch out for the long front dart, it does curve and Tilly does mentions this in the superb instruction booklet, you have been warned.
SEWING SKILL LEVEL : This is only my opinion, but if you are a beginner sewer, I would not recommend starting with this pattern,Tilly has so many other patterns in her range that are suitable for beginners, such as ‘Coco’ and her ‘Miette’ skirt pattern too, I would try those first.
I added my new swan brooch for that little extra touch!
No pics of me wearing it yesterday, I forgot the camera….duh!
bestest ‘sewing Francois’ wishes to you!