This week was the launch of Tilly‘s new book, Love at First Stitch. I was kindly invited to an intimate launch party that Tilly’s publishers arranged. (By the way the book is lovely and perfect for beginner dressmakers!) So I thought I better make a new dress in honour.
I am so glad I did as everyone had wonderfully gorgeous handmade dresses on!
I am pretty swamped with my second book at the moment (end of May deadline looming) so it needed to be a quick job. So I thought I would make another brunch coat.
It is so simple and really requires very little fit. I used this fabric I got from Simply Fabrics in Brixton which was a bargain £3 p/m! Because it is drapey and soft you can get away with the dress not being too fitted.
I managed to sew the whole thing up in a couple of hours which was amazing – loving quick sewing projects at the moment. And then I cinched it in with a belt. Done!