For my birthday (I'm 37 today...yikes!!!), I usually like to make a new dress. This year's dress still needs hemming though, so I thought I'd show you another recent make instead!

Meet my second Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Dress...she's a grizzly little bear. Not really, but the amazing grizzly bear crepe was from Fabric Godmother ages ago, who always has such a great ex-designer/deadstock collection.

I made the exact same fit alterations as I did for my leopard print version, but because crepe is heavier than viscose, this dress has ended up longer which I don't mind. At the time, I wanted a speedy make, so I left out the pockets, went for plain sleeves/waist and made the bold decision not to add waist ties. Loose styles are never the best look on me because of my big bust and admittedly this looks better from the front than it does the side or back. But, I love it nonetheless - it's super cute thanks to the print and as comfy as you'd imagine!

My favourite thing about this dress is that you can wear it loose, or pair it with a cropped cardigan/jumper for an instant cinched in look. So it really is the best of both worlds!

Now to go find all the forest green fabrics because it's such a delightful colour and I need more of it in my handmade wardrobe...