My second Tilly and the Buttons post within the week! When the new patterns were released from T&tB HQ there was a £20 offer for both the Bettine and Fifi.
The Fifi is a cute little camisole and shorts pattern - a summer PJ set!
My friend Sophie gifted me a beautiful metre of this tropical cotton voile from Hong Kong when she came to stay in London in July. As soon as I saw the Fifi pattern I knew it would be a perfect match!
|I didn't quite have enough fabric to cut the camisole on the bias so had to stick with the stright-grain|
|Lovely pleat detailing on the camisole bust area|
|The finished camisole set with self-made bias straps and along the hem of the camisole|
I would like to try a second set but cut the camisole on the bias this time because it would fit so much nicer than on the straight-grain as it's a little snug when getting it on and off.
Overall it was a quite satisfying project with lots of French Seams and carefully considered detailing. Despite the large amount of bias binding you have to make I found it an enjoyable experience. It did make me consider buying one of those bias-binding makers - have you ever used one of those before?