Today I'm sharing with you my first contribution to the Love at First Stitch 'One Make a Month' sewing competition, hosted by Janet of the amazing Kitchen Table Sewing blog. Yes, you've guessed it, it's the Megan Dress! I fell in love with this pattern the minute I laid eyes on it and knew it had to be the first garment I made from Tilly's book.
I traced the smallest size after consulting the finished garment measurements, and stitched it up over a couple of days. I'm so happy with how this dress turned out!
The sizing is excellent, it's one of the only patterns I've ever used where I didn't have to take in the side seams to remove excess material around my bust. The fabric, which is from Fabric Rehab, I'm also really pleased with, and I've even made a matching bag!
I wore this dress yesterday to my sixth form leaver's party and had such a good time. So many people complimented me on my dress and a couple of people even said they were impressed when they found out I'd made it, initially assuming it was shop bought! I know some sewers who hate their handmade items to be compared to ready to wear, but for me I take pleasure in the fact something I've made is, in the eyes of people around me, just as well constructed as something in a shop.