Tilly and the Buttons Joni Dress

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Jersey dresses are the quickest to make when it comes to flattering and comfortable garments. Especially when you pick the right pattern and fabric!

As soon as Tilly and the Buttons’ latest book was released I was looking forward to sewing the Joni dress (yes, it took me quite a while to start this project!). It seemed so elegant and flattering. The only thing I was worried about was the raised waistline. I’m not a fan of this feature and I was seriously considering lowering it. At the same time, I really wanted to give this pattern a go in its original design… And I’m so happy I did! It doesn’t give any extra inches around the waist, which is something I wanted to avoid. It looks amazingly flattering around the waist area and I really love the 3/4 skirt. For some reason, it’s not often you see patterns with a full skirt. I guess it seems to be a less affordable option since you need more fabric comparing to a bodycon version? It might be, but Joni’s full skirt is definitely worth it.
It was a very quick and easy make and I managed to finish it in a couple of days, even though I was still busy doing other things.That’s more than quick for a slow seamstress like me.

As for the quality of this fabric…It’s too good to be true. It’s the softest cotton jersey I’ve ever touched. It almost feels brushed, that’s how cosy it is. It worked well after washing and spinning, but I’d highly recommend to lay it flat to dry (be it during pre-wash or after washing the completed garment). It’ll prevent it from stretching which is a normal thing for any jersey fabrics.This fabric is of the highest quality and is absolutely worth its price. It can be used for any sewing projects and if it’ll be your first Art Gallery jersey fabric I can assure you…it won’t be the last one.

I used:

Tilly and the Buttons: Stretch! 


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