Aneira is our Wales based blogger and she recently celebrated a birthday. Instead of hitting the high street looking for something special to wear on her birthday outings - Aneira made her own dress! We think it's gorgeous and we're happy to share this one with you.

Tilda martine Blue

I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned this yet but I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at White Tree Fabrics to become one of their bloggers. This is so exciting for me as it gives me a reason to sew and blog lots of dress patterns, on a semi regular basis.

I finished the above dress the weekend before last which also happened to be my birthday weekend, so I’ve aptly named it the birthday dress. I already love it so, so much and will definitely be using the pattern again. Next time, though, I think I’ll make it slightly shorter and size down a bit as it’s slightly too big. I might also lengthen the straps a bit and bring down the neckline.

Tilda Martine Bluegrey

White Tree Fabrics kindly supplied me with the fabric, pattern and notions of my choice and I sat down and made it. I chose the Vogue 8723 pattern because I liked the high neckline and thick straps and I don’t have anything like this in my wardrobe already. Although I loved the pattern (it reminds me a bit of the By Hand London Flora dress), gathering the skirt was probably the worst part. I’m a pleats kind of girl, so I suppose that gathering will always seem more fiddly. I also had to put in an extra panel in the sides of the dress as the fabric wasn’t wide enough but it turned out fine in the end.

I chose the Tilda Martine fabric as it just appealed to me. I have such a love for florals and the fabric is so lovely that these photos don’t really do it justice.

Tilda martine fabric

Tilda Martine Dress

I’m looking forward to trying out some more patterns in the future!

We hope Aneria's dress has inspired you to have a go at creating your own.  There's a few things you will need, but you can create this exact dress for around £45.00. Not only will your be unique, it will be the perfect, custom fit. Once you have the pattern, you can create many different versions in all different types of fabric. Why not give it a go?

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Tilda Cotton Fabric - Martine, BlueGrey

Vogue Sewing Pattern V8723

Co-ordinating Thread

Transparent concealed Zip

Happy Sewing!

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