My first make in 2017 is a cozy dress in flannel. The pattern is Bettine from Tilly and the buttons. I have made one before and it is a fun make. Also I am still a bit afraid of the zipper, so this is still a dress in a non stretch fabric I am comfortable making. My goal for 2017 is to stop being afraid of the zippers.
The dress has pockets and a elasticated waist so it is both practical and comfy to wear. I sized up from my previous version to a size 4. That way I can wear it with a long sleeved tee and som wool stockings and wear it all winter. We will most likely have snow until the beginning of april so the dress has to be winter appropriate. I did actually cut this out in december, but I didn´t find the time or joy of putting it together before now.
This pattern is really a great beginner pattern. As I said before, no zippers or buttons. Tillys instructions are easy to follow with good pictures to show you each step of the process. And I alos love that with this version I can show that the choice of fabric makes it a winter dress as much as a summer one. There is also an option to make the dress with out any pockets which makes it even easier.
My dress is totally not pattern matched, but I am just happy I cut it out so the squares are straight.
Also the Dressmaking blogger challenge (#dressmakingbloggerchallenge) for January was keep it cosy. And this is a super cozy make just look at the close up picture of the fabric, this dress is super warm and so good to wear. I added the challenge picture in the end of the post, if you have a blog and want to join a fb-group of sewing bloggers here is a link. Dressmaking blogger network.