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Froggy Fifi

I recently managed a sneak visit to John Lewis, and saw they had a sale on. I’d seen this froggy fabric on my previous visit and it stayed with me, so I ended up getting enough for a Fifi by Tilly, which I’d bought with my Bettine dress pattern.
The fabric is called Hopping Along, it’s part of Cloud9’s Lotus Pond collection. I only realised after that I’d already bought fabric from this collection, and used it for my New Look 6143 dress earlier this year!

I’m not really a pyjama person but it’s definitely nice to have the option! Especially when you stay at a friends house (!).

I bought this pattern along with the Bettine when they were on offer, I usually use PDFs so having real life patterns to hold is exciting!

At first cutting on the bias completely perplexed me, it’s one thing to read about something and look at pictures but actually doing it… I did eventually get my head around it and was able to actually start cutting out!

I cut a straight size 5 as that’s the size I usually use with Tilly’s patterns.

I decided to make Fifi as a surprise for my other half (aka I was trying to find a way around explaining yet another fabric purchase), and I ended up making it in a few days.

Sorry decided not to model this one! Ha!

For what looks like a potentially tricky pattern for beginners it was very easy and as always with Tilly’s patterns the instructions are pretty great 🙂

As soon as I’d made it, I wore it non-stop for a week, then I suddenly got given a pair of Moomins pyjamas by my best friend so I did switch to those.. 
Now I tend to mix it up, however, after all that the top is not the best fit as I’m lacking a bit of extra room for my ta-ta’s! Next time I’ll do an FBA!

This was the first time I’d made and used bias binding so that was exciting! It went better than I expected!

Overall was pretty pleased with the Fifi, I may make another for next summer but with an FBA!

Has anyone else ever made something that ended up with an unfortunate lack of support?

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