October 05, 2012

Sew: Lily Linen Dress


Colour - tick! Linen - tick! Pattern with pleats & funky bits - tick! Easy to sew - tick, tick, tick!

I am so happy with this make! I forgot how much I love to wear red. This linen is a beautiful red. A real red. The linen is a dream to sew and so lovely and comfortable to wear.

Project Details
Pattern: Tessuti Lily Linen Dress
Fabric: Como Lip Rouge Linen from Tessuti
Alterations: Made the dress sleeveless, simply cut two extra pieces of the neck binding and used those to bind the armholes. I made a large size.

I couldn't wait to wear this dress so I styled it down with some ballet flats and a cardigan for Playgroup this morning. I got nothing but lovely compliments.

I wasn't at all sold on this dress until I saw Lisa's sleeveless version. I think I bought the fabric that day! I ventured away from the black and charcoal, deciding that a deep red was a perfect pattern to fabric match.

The only problem I have with this pattern, is that it takes forever to tape together the pattern. I would pay good money not to have to do that myself!!

It is such a happy dress. And I am one happy lady to be wearing this dress!
I'm off to buy more linen...
L x


  1. This is lovely and the colour looks wonderful on you!

  2. OOO - this is the first one I like. I think the charcoal sleeved versions look a little like nuns habits. Reminds me of my earlier school days! he he! I think the red and sleeveless is the way to go.

  3. It suits you fabulously :) Love that Red!

  4. Love this in red...gorgeous !

  5. It is fabulous in red! I want a red one now!!

  6. this looks divine I do love the red, I decided this pattern was a bit too voluminous for someone only 148cm tall so I am making my own not so wide through the body version in purple linen.

  7. It looks fabulous in red and definitely a gorgeous colour on you. Fabulous!

  8. Looks great!!!!

  9. The red and the dress look lovely on you. I don't have the patience for the taping thing either.

  10. WoW! This dress really pops! I love the accessorises you've put with it too. What a great outfit!


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