Pattern Testing: Tilly And The Buttons' Fifi


I'll show you my Fifi if you show me yours...hehe! Apologies for the childishness, but I'm a bit giddy to finally acquire a cute boudoir set at the ripe old age of 32! The boudoir set in question is Fifi by Tilly and the Buttons, which I had the pleasure of testing a few weeks back.

I won't go into details about the version and instructions I tested, as I know that Tilly's made various of improvements to the finished pattern following feedback. Suffice it to say that it's a lovely little pattern with the high standard of instructions that we've come to expect from Tilly and the Buttons. 



The camisole is cut on the bias with soft pleated cups, resulting in beautifully skimmed curves. The top of the camisole is finished with self-made bias binding, which also forms the straps. I used a gorgeous voile for my version and the result is so pretty and feminine!



Although the camisole is not supposed to be close fitting, the back bodice is gently shaped with princess seams to fit the curve of your back.


The pattern also includes little shorts with a narrow stitched-in elastic waistband and cheeky curved hems. Best of all, the insides are all French seamed for a very professional and luxurious finish!



I would have loved to model these for you, as makes always look better worn than flat, but I'm not feeling slim or tanned enough for that at the moment. However, you can see Fifi modelled beautifully here.

Are you a Fifi fan and have you seen Tilly's cool Bettine dress pattern

14 comments:

  1. I love the fabric! It looks so lovely and floaty to wear - good for hot nights!

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  2. This little set is so pretty!

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  3. Oh, this is so cute! Thank you for showing it. I have already printed and assembled the pattern. I have to fiddle out how best to do a SBA, maybe I will just take a smaller size for the bust and minimize the pleats?! However, it will be my next project.

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  4. Very pretty :) I've seen a couple of Fifi's now, and they all look super cute!

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  5. I love your fabric choice- it looks like you need to wear it on holiday! I know what you mean about not feeling tan- i'm always taking pictures in bathing suits and blinding myself with the paleness of my stomach and legs!

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  6. Lovely! and perfect for summer. I have not seen this pattern yet! (I must have been hiding under a rock!)

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  7. So pretty! I really love the fabric you chose! After seeing these I'm going to have to get that pattern! :)

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  8. Pshh who wants to see slim and tanned? Not me! I read sewing blogs to see diversity ;) Anyway these are beautiful! Well done. My sleepwear is so ick, I could do with something nicer myself!

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  9. great fabric choice for the pattern. put it on! x

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  10. I love Tilly's patterns. I began sewing / dressmaking at the start of the year, and her book has been a life-saver. Her PJ bottoms were the first thing I made, and they're so comfy. I spotted her new patterns the other day, and I really want to give them both a go.

    Don't worry about slim and tanned! I'm sure you look great in them :) The fabric looks lovely, perfect for summer.

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  11. I love your fabric, after seeing yours I'm really tempted to give them a go, They're so pretty!

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