• My Mustard Mila Dungarees

  • Finally I’ve gotten round to blogging my latest make – and she’s a vision of mustard loveliness!

    These are the Tilly and the Buttons Mila dungarees, which had been on my sewing hitlist for quite some time. I even bought this mustard denim (from Guthrie & Ghani) especially for this project – before the pattern had even come out. One keen bean right here! Not only am I a massive Tilly fan, but I also a lover of dungarees – an obsession which started as a kid to be honest. And I’ve never grown out of that particular obsession (or grown up in general really – I refuse to, it’s a trap! Haha!).

    The pattern itself was a joy to sew. Tilly’s patterns are consistently reliable and high quality, from the pattern itself to the instructions – and I love that she puts plenty of notches into them too. I think I found one missing from the waistband, but it didn’t matter. It was a pretty straightforward part of the make anyway.

    I found myself using this make to really try to up my topstitching game too. I studied my RTW Topshop dungarees to take notes on all the details of topstitching, so I could try to mimic that finish. I have written a whole blog post for Brother Sewing UK (sponsored post), so if you’re interested in seeing what I have to say on this topic then head on over to their blog! Link here – http://brothersewinguk.blogspot.com/2018/06/topstitch-like-pro.html.

    The fit of the dungarees is almost perfect for my body shape. I feel like it needs some adjustment around the crotch area to look more professional. So I’m making a challenge for myself to really do my research into fitting trousers. If you have any resources you would recommend for learning about fitting trousers then please let me know – I’m all ears! Otherwise though I really like the fit on the legs – they are the perfect width for me. I like wearing them with the legs just rolled up slightly above the ankles.

    Hope you all like my attempt at these dungarees anyway! I couldn’t resist making them in the statement mustard-coloured denim!

    Thanks for reading lovelies x

    Pattern: Tilly and the Buttons Mila Dungarees

    Fabric: Mustard denim from Guthrie & Ghani

    Size made: 4

    Alterations made: None!