Hi, Folks! It's been too long since I have written a review, but Abby is needing some new clothes, so you will be seeing more of me this fall. Today I'm sharing the Tilly Tunic from Bubby and Me Creations. I chose this review because the tunic is definitely my style. I enjoy making things that are simple and have clean lines, but still have interest.
My favorite feature of the Tilly Tunic is the pin tucked bodice. I added some buttons to draw the eye because I did not choose the best fabric for showing off this detail, and I don't want those precious tucks going unnoticed. If you're new to pin tucks, dig in your attachments box and see if you have an edgestitch or stitch in the ditch foot; using one makes it so easy to sew those perfectly straight lines so close to the edge of the fold.
Here's where I profess my deep and undying love for cap sleeves. They are my favorite design element ever.
The pattern calls for a back closure of 3 buttons, and I had picked out the perfect ones, but I ended up having to use snaps placed right at the edge in order to have enough ease in the bodice for my barrel chested toddler. Next time I will size up.
I really like that this pattern offers the option of printing pattern pieces or cutting the skirt pieces from a chart, and that it also has both slim and full versions. I made the full skirt. Here are a few more of my favorite details about this pattern: understitching rather than topstitching, fully lined bodice and sleeves, and the option of encasing the skirt seam or not (I did not, so you can see my waist seam is topstitched) . I was impressed by this pattern overall and would definitely recommend Bubby and Me Creations to others based on my experience with this pattern.
I paired my Tilly Tunic with the Olivia Bloomers from Made for Mermaids. I think they might be the fastest little bottoms ever, and I love the little coordinating bias trim that pulls the outfit all together.