Pink Paris Indigo

Another week flies by and the clocks are about to go back!! I’m trying my best to get ready for winter but feeling rather unprepared. I need more jumpers, thicker tights, snow proof shoes. But first lets tackle Autumn…

Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
I made this Tilly and The Buttons Indigo dress as the perfect thing to wear with tights and oxford shoes. It’s a gorgeously simple pattern with modern seam lines and just the right amount of ease to be boxy but not overwhelming. I chose to omit the sleeve and waist ruffles and added 5cm to the length. I’m 5ft5 and modest so wanted good coverage.
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
A reminder, I’m 36A bust and 31″ waist at the minute. I made a size 4 but had to move the bust dart up by 3cm and adjust for my narrow shoulders. I shortened the shoulder seam on the front and back, moving the neckline position and extending it to meet at the fold lines.
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
The last thing I did was actually a small mistake. I removed some width by cutting off 1 cm from the centre front and back fold lines in the final minutes as I was worried the dress would hang off my shoulders. This made it a smidge tight in the end, but not unwearable thankfully. Something to remember for next time!
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
I’m utterly in love with this fabric. It’s from my recent Paris trip and was a cheeky bargain for Sacres Coupons in Monmarte. It was a cut piece measuring 1.8m and features pretty paisley shapes in pink, orange and purple. Almost like hearts!
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
I was so happy when I found it. My trusty fabric assistant (husband) kept hold of it for me until I was done rummaging. It’s a washed silk type polyester. As thin as crepe de chine but opaque, soft and silky, perfect for this pattern.
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
The dress slips on over your head, is roomy enough for a decent dinner (aka bring on the buffet) and sews up super quick. I overlocked everything with orange thread and added one of my last few labels. Little touches to make a simple make extra special.
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
Here’s a back view so you get to see it all around. Not much to report about the back I must confess! But I know you like looking at my butt.
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons
Happily I’ve had quite a few compliments on how on trend I am with this silhouette and no one thinks it looks like a psychedelic ’70s sack on me so perhaps it’s a winner! Definitely making another one of these, almost exactly the same but with that extra width. And maybe a hem ruffle just like Kathy! Maybe in another of my Dashwood rayons??
Almond rock tilly and the buttons indigo dress top #sewingindigo Paris fabric sacres Coupons

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4 Comments

  1. Love everything about this dress: fabric, colour and style. Definitely not a’70’s psychedelic sack; it is indeed a winner!

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