Monday, 10 November 2014

Dogtooth Print Megan Dress

I've been wanting to make something from dogtooth print fabric for quite some time, as I love the pattern, and when I got Tilly's book Love at First Stitch for my birthday, the Megan dress seemed to be the perfect choice. Incidentally check patterns and dogtooth check in particular seem to be all over the high street this winter, although I had already made my dress by the time I noticed this so I like to think its me that's the trendsetter.

I love the simplicity of the shift dress she's designed, but with elegant slight puff sleeves. The simple dress with a check fabric works really well and is a great staple wardrobe item that could be dressed up or down. I made mine from a double jersey dogtooth fabric so its super comfy and warm and perfect for my day job, erring on the right side of smart casual.

The pattern was very straightforward to follow, as all the ones in the book are. I like the fit of the dress generally, but it is a little roomy all over, I think I could have got away with cutting a size down. My measurements align well with Tilly's size 4, but I wonder whether the pattern allows for more ease than I needed, or perhaps using a stretch knit was the issue.


I definitely will be making more dresses from this pattern in the future, I love Tilly's suggestion of a colour block dress, like my sunshine white/yellow summer dress. I also would like to try lengthening the sleeves and using the Megan pattern for the top half, and a pleated or circle skirt for the bottom like the Lilou dress.
Emily Kate

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