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Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Dress Hack

Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Dress Hack

Hello my dears,

It has been a while since I shared a sewing project. I made this dress two or three weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I used the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes tee and then followed this tutorial on the Tilly and the Buttons blog to turn it into a dress. It was super simple and the finished dress is extremely comfortable to wear.

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The fabric I used is a lovely ponte roma knit from Minerva Crafts. (I have officially decided that grey is my favorite neutral color.) It is a medium weight knit which means it was pretty easy to sew with. I was able to sew this dress up on my serger in just a couple of hours. 

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I forgot to get a picture of the dress without the cardigan on, but I was running short on fabric so I used short sleeves. In the end, it paired so well with this cardi that I really can't complain! 

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When I finished the dress and tried it on it was so plain. Just solid grey from head to toe! I knew I needed to do something or I would never wear it. I dug around in my notions drawer and found this cute red ribbon. I pleated it, pinned it around the neckline, and sewed it on. It was exactly what this dress needed!

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I made the cardi several months ago as part of my April make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. (It is view B of the Jenna Cardi by Muse Patterns.) I had it mostly finished, but I procrastinated about doing all the topstitching. Without the topstitching, the button bands kept flipping out weirdly and it annoyed me too much to wear it.

Shortly before I made this dress, I finally sat down and did the topstitching. It took barely any time at all and I'm a wee bit ashamed that I waited so long to do it. Since finishing it, I have worn this cardigan constantly! It goes with absolutely everything and the long sleeves mean that I can wear it in all the cold weather we've been getting recently. I would like to get some red plastic snaps for the front, but that will have to wait for another day!

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Agnes is a pattern that I could make a dozen times and still love it. I've sewn up four t-shirts with it, and now that I've seen it in dress form, you can bet that this won't be the last time I blog about it!

I've also just remembered that I have two Tilly and the Buttons Coco dresses to show you! I'll have to try and get pictures of those over the next week or so.

~Emily

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