Make a gorgeous Indigo dress or top by Tilly and the Buttons using Lady McElroy classic Tea Party bubble crepe in black and white polka dots. This kit includes all you need to make a dress or top. I have made a series of free tutorial videos on my YouTube channel - Flying Bobbins Tutorials - which you can sew along with.
If you have been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee, this style makes the perfect 'Buffet' dress. Make this into a maxi dress by adding an additional panel to the bottom.
The Indigo dress/top is suitable for confident beginners and is by award winning independent pattern company Tilly and the Buttons. The pattern is really clear and easy to follow and includes a full colour booklet taking you through each step.
I love this dress/top because it's so easy to wear. You can dress it up or down depending on your mood. As it's a smock style, it's great for events and BBQs as the waistline is nice and loose (More pudding please!!). You can choose to make with a bracelet sleeve or a frill sleeve and you can add a frill seam detail if you like too. This style does not require a zip and even has pockets!! So much to love.
Atelier Brunette viscose fabrics are super soft and drape beautifully, they are perfect for this soft, flowing style of dress/top. Atelier Brunette fabrics are designed in Paris and made in India. I absolutely love sewing with them as the outcome is always really impressive. You get your very own 'designer' dress!
SKILLS LEARNED DURING THIS MAKE;
Cutting out your fabric
Creating a neckline facing
Setting in a sleeve
Creating a curved hem
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT:
A paper printed Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Dressmaking pattern and instructions.
A length of 100% viscose challis by Lady McElroy
Dress size 1-4 (UK 6-12) 2m
Dress size 5-10 (UK 14 - 24) 2.5m
Top size 1-4 (UK 6-12) 1.7m
Top size 5-10 (UK 14 - 24) 2.3m
A piece of Vlieseline medium soft fusible interfacing for the neckline facing and pockets.
A reel of Coats Moon thread 1000 yards in a co-ordinating colour.
Want to add more fabric so that you can increase the length of your dress, add an extra tier, or make accessories to go with it? You can buy extra fabric here. Your fabric will be cut as one continuous length lady-mcelroy-tea-party-bubble-crepe-in-chantilly-14-p-m
Please always wash your fabric first before cutting.
PLEASE NOTE ; This fabric is light and therefor can be a little sheer in certain lights, if in doubt, please request a swatch.