This is number eight on my 2019 Make Nine, and I finished it on Boxing Day (number nine is also done, but there was drama - it's for another post).  Anyway, this is the Tilly And The Buttons Rosa Dress, which is a pattern I've have for a few years now but never made.

I ended up drafting the pattern myself because I knew I'd have too many fitting issues, but I've kept to the orginal pattern as much as possible.



I made two changes, the first to the back yoke which I cut straight instead of a V shape.

The second was to the sleeves.  I used my self-drafted three-quarter length sleeves with button cuffs, but instead of using a bias cut strip of fabric to face the placket, I used the placket facing from the Rosa pattern long sleeve and cuff.

I haven't seen this type of placket facing before and thought it was a great idea, so I drafted the... [read more]