During my spring sewing plans, I shared that I was trying to tackle some UFO projects. One which I mentioned finishing was this red Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress.
The Little Red That Almost Wasn’t
So, this dress I started as part of the Little Red dress project for 2016. Halfway through I realized that it wasn’t going to fit.
Mainly this was because I refused to measure myself and just cut my regular size. However, at the time I had put on a lot of weight and didn’t really want to admit it.
another issue was my fabric choice. The pattern calls for a stretch fabric, and while this polyester fabric does have stretch not nearly enough.
|Pattern:||Tilly & the Buttons Coco|
|Version:||Dress with collar|
|Size:||6graded to 7|
|Notes & Modification:||Tight along bust, might be fabric might need FBA|
Picking Up From Where I Left Off
I really wanted to empty out my UFO box this year sonI decided to finish this dress and if it didn’t fit me I might give it to one of my sisters.
All that was left to complete was the sleeves and the hem. It literally took like less than 30 minutes to finish.
Then I tried it on just for grins. Wouldn’t you know, thanks to my recent weight lost it actually fit.
While it does fit it is a little snug in the bust, probably because of the lack of stretch in the fabric.
I’m not sure if I will keep this dress, might still give it to one of my sisters. However, I’m really glad I finished this project and checked one more UFO off my list.
Do you have a UFO box? How’s your progress with it going?