Tilly and The Buttons Freya dress with cowl neck
Early May bank holiday heatwave

The Freya dress and top pattern is in the Tilly and The Buttons Stretch! book, which I have been gradually working my way through (Frankie Baseball tee Review is here, and a rainbow version here, and now the Bibi skirt Review is here too.)

I chose the cowl neck option, because I don’t have any of these in my wardrobe anymore, and I used to be fond of them.

This is a very simple and quick pattern to sew up. Inserting the sleeves is straight forward, and the overall fit is good. I usually lengthen dresses because I don’t want to flash my pants, but I didn’t with this and regret it. I really couldn’t wear this with bare legs in real day to day life. The only reason I have bare legs in the photos is because it was so hot when I took the pictures!

I used a knitted, wooly fabric with a star print from Fabricland Bristol. I think it was ¬£4.99 a meter. I am disappointed that the star print has lines in it – it really didn’t look like it on the bolt, but when its on thats all I see.

I’m hoping this will get some wear over the winter with leggings.

Tilly and The Buttons Freya cowl neck dress in star print fabric
Wooly dress on a summer’s day!

I’m looking forward to trying this pattern with the mock neck/turtleneck option next – though I think I will use a less toasty fabric to make it more wearable.