Tilly’s Indigo Midi Dress of Dreams

Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

It’s official… I’ve joined the Indigo Midi Dress Club… and I’m obsessed!At 5’1″ with curvy hips, I always thought a midi dress would look unflattering on me, especially a looser fitting shape like this. But I tried one on in H&M and was pleasantly surprised. And of course I left the shop empty-handed thanks to the stitcher’s refrain, “I could make that!”.Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the ButtonsTilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
So make it I did. This is of course our popular Indigo dress sewing pattern, with the short sleeves and midi tier extra pieces from the Indigo add-on pattern. (You can buy them together at a discount with this PDF bundle.) I love love LOVE this dress – it’s so floaty and whimsical, comfy yet pretty, breezy for summer days with a bit of extra leg coverage for cooler evenings.
And it turns out I really like the silhouette on me. It just goes to show, never say never when it comes to your style or what is supposed to suit your body shape.

Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

The fabric is a poly crepe I became obsessed with after spotting it at the Knitting and Stitching Show in February. I’d narrowly missed out on getting some at the time as it was sold out by the time I’d gone back for it with my debit card. For weeks I was literally waking up in the night thinking about how much I wanted this fabric! Luckily, for the sake of my sleep, the Fabric Godmother waved her magic wand and gifted some to me when it came back in stock. The fabric is a tightly woven poly with a bit of stretch in it. It’s not ideal for the hottest days as it’s not very breathable, but it’s got a night weight and drape to it and I LOVE the colour combo and print. And I’m clearly not the only one who adores this fabric, as I keep seeing it pop up all over Instagram 🙂Speaking of Instagram, take a look at the hashtag #SewingIndigo to see some of the beauuuutiful Indigo dresses that makers have stitched up with the pattern. There’s so much inspiration there for colours, prints and styles to go with. I’m dreaming about my next one already…

Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

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Author: Tilly Walnes
Sewing pattern: Indigo smock + add-on pattern
Fabric: Gifted from Fabric Godmother

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