Monday, February 19, 2018

Walking back in time with Tilly (Tilly Dress from MCM Studio Designs)

 I really do think I was born in the wrong era for fashion.  I’m obsessed with vintage styles so when Linda from MCM Studio Designs put out the tester call for the Tilly Dress, I was so excited to apply.  This dress is so so sweet and fit right into my obsession.   I made one for my niece, and she was so excited that she walked around the house showing everyone how “pitty her fowers” were.

Let’s talk about pattern details really quick:
  • Size ranges from 2T-6
  • Option for single skirt or double skirt
  •  Sleeve flounces
  • Back ribbon tie so no zips or buttons
  • Detailed illustrations for each step

My niece is a little so we did a size 2T for her, and she’s all about anything girly so I went with a cream underskirt and a pretty floral that I found at JoAnn’s.  It was perfectly darling for this dress.  We also did the double skirt option because I loved the look of it in the illustrations.

The pattern is rated as an intermediate level pattern, and I agree with that rating.  Some of the techniques used in the construction, HOWEVER, if an adventurous beginner wanted to tackle this pattern, I do think that it can be done.  And if you hit a speed bump, there are a lot of ladies on the chit chat group that would be able to help you through it. 

Construction is actually lot easier than it looks when the dress is done.  I love that part because it looks like it was so hard make, but Linda makes the dress construction simple and easy.  I also love that there are options for a single skirt and a double skirt so that this dress can easily be made for everyday wear or for dressier occasions.

The Tilly Dress just released today (19 Feb), and it’s on sale through the 25th for $5.  If you join the MCM Facebook group, there’s also a code there where you can get an extra 10% off if you buy through Etsy or the MCM Studio Designs webstore.   Here are the links for each of the places where you can buy your copy of the Tilly Dress today:

Don't forget to stop on by and join Linda's FB group to grab your coupon code and connect with other ladies who are fans of MCM Studio Designs.  We'd love to see your Tilly Dress and other MCM creations!  Thanks so much for stopping in!

Blessings and Happy Sewing,

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