Tai Dress, take two!

Ok here is the second version of this great pattern! I made the two versions back to back and I get so much wear out of both of the them.FullSizeRender[9]

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room here. My photography is horrid I know. I have been playing around with timer apps on my phone and this is as good as it gets apparently. The latest app has weird zooms in really close on one part of my body (this pic happens to my boobs) and slightly from an under angle (zero flattery). It also refuses to include my legs, not matter how far away or close I am. I should invest in a remote for my actual camera, but that’s money I could be spending on fabric, right? If anyone has a suggestion for a decent timer app I would appreciate it.



Let’s focus on the dress.

This time I used tencel denim. I LOVE this fabric. Drapey, soft, sews well, serges well. I did the same princess seam alteration as the last dress but this time I also took in those seams by 1/2 inch under the bust and used a 5/8 seam allowance for the side seams instead of the 1/2 SA the pattern calls for. With this fabric, hindsight tells me I should have done an FBA. It’s not pulling anywhere over my bust, but I think there is a hint on uni-boob depending on the bra that I wear with this dress.

I used the lining pieces with bemberg of course so I will be able to wear this dress with tights in the transition seasons. How great is it to have separate lining pieces??

The dress is a tad on the short side for work (no being anywhere close to my 20’s), but perfect for out and about. I am really pleased with it.



As I said in my previous post with my first Tai version, this is a great pattern. The only downside I can see to this pattern is that there is no sleeve option, but that’s what sweaters are for, right?


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Take home messages are:

1. Buy this pattern

2. Buy tencel denim, it’s wonderful

3. I am too cheap to invest in a proper camera, so enjoy the odd unflattering photography


9 thoughts on “Tai Dress, take two!

  1. Great style on you. The photographs are always the worse bit of blogging, my husband was sacked pretty quickly (the height difference was not good), so my nine year old son takes mine now, although he’s taking a well-earned break after MMMay…

  2. What a great dress! It would go with absolutely anything. I haven’t heard of tencel denim before, I’ll have to google it. I definately recommend a camera remote! Mine is in the list of great things I’ve bought, along with my walking foot. I cannot express just how much easier it is to take blog photos with it!

    • Thanks Lynn! The walking foot is amazing right? Tencel is pretty great I think Blackbird Fabrics carries it too. Definitely try it if you can get your hands on it.

  3. Oh boy! Finally I see something made of Tencel denim. I purchased about three meters almost a year ago. I have a shirt dress pattern. Now I have to get over my hesitation. (The fabric wasn’t on sale!). Your dress looks lovely. Great incentive for when it’s my turn to cut into it!

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