A Maternity TATB Indigo Dress

Hi folks, hope you’re all safe and well? Strange times we’re living in right now, that’s for sure. While I’m self-isolating at home, I thought I’d share with you this latest make. I made this back in February for a guest blog post with Brother Sewing UK (disclaimer – I provide Brother with guest blog posts, in exchange for loan of a sewing machine and coverstitch machine). If you wanted to check out the full post, it’s available here.

So I thought I’d drop on here with the photos of this make to show you all. It’s a Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Dress. I bought this pattern as soon as it was released, but by the time I’ve gotten round to making it, I was quite pregnant! No problem – it’s actually a pretty good pattern for working as maternity wear too. I just raised the waistline slightly, and lengthened the skirt. It’s such a lovely smock dress (or top!). I can’t wait to try this after having the baby too.

I didn’t toile the pattern, which maybe I should have done. I made a size 3, which in hindsight, was ambitious! I should have sized up as my normal TATB size 3 was a little tight across my bust. Lesson learned! It isn’t unwearable – just not as loose and comfy as I would have liked. I just struggle to have enough time to toile things these days – I just want to jump in with the fun part!

The fabric I used was this lovely cotton from Backstitch. It’s like a chambray, but has these tiny flecks of neon yellow and pink woven throughout – which is so pretty!

Anyway, I hope you like this. I had fun with all of the gathering – and discovered that my new favourite sewing finish is to topstitch across my gathering. It just looks so professional when finished!

Stay safe and well people – much love! x

Pattern: Tilly and the Buttons Indigo (Dress version)

Fabric: Neon flecked cotton from Backstitch 

Size made: 3

Alterations made: Raised waistline & lengthened skirt

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