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Navy Lilou dress

Added Oct 3, 2015

by Anjovis

Helsinki, Finland






I really wanted to add a classic navy dress to my office wardrobe this autumn. Since the Lilou dress was the last pattern I had not tried from Tilly Walnes’ book “Love at first stitch” I decided to give it a try. I chose this very well draping fabric that is some kind of wool blend. Since I love to make cute details in my dresses, I used this really sweet cotton to line the bodice and also to make pair of pockets. I am very happy with the result. This is the perfect dress to get that professional look without loosing the feminine style. Needless to say that I have been wearing this a lot :)

Tilly’s instructions are very easy to follow and I didn’t have any major fitting issues. I did alter the front neckline rising it a bit higher to make the dress a bit more office appropriate. I also added the pockets and lengthened the skirt. I think this is a really pretty pattern with lots of possibilities. If I hadn’t so many new patterns waiting their turn on my sewing table I would probably make another Lilou right now :)


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    Oct 14, 2015, 04.46 AMby nrobson

    a neat dress, its great!

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    Oct 6, 2015, 01.39 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Great dress! :)

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      Oct 7, 2015, 04.12 PMby Anjovis

      Kiitos :)

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    Oct 4, 2015, 09.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful dress! Perfect color and suits you so well!

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      Oct 7, 2015, 04.13 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you for your nice comment Ellen!

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    Oct 4, 2015, 03.28 AMby neveenkarnes

    love the lining too… very clever! love it :)

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      Oct 7, 2015, 04.13 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you :)

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    Oct 3, 2015, 03.27 PMby mbuchanan1

    Love! Especially the print lining.

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      Oct 7, 2015, 04.13 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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    Oct 3, 2015, 11.35 AMby liliv-1

    How pretty, there is nothing I don’t love about this feminine dress. LOVE.

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      Oct 3, 2015, 03.17 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you so much for your nice comment Liliv :)

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