Me Made May Day 29: Torrens Dress

Dress: Hacked Torrens Box Top from Muna and Broad (made with fabric from Doops Designs)
Tights: Snag
Boots: Ziera

Oh ho ho, look at me sneaking in with a new make on day 29 of Me Made May!

I bought this ‘Cowley’s Fields’ cotton-linen blend from Doops Designs at the same time as I bought the confetti-print that I used for my birthday York Top.

I got two meters with no clear idea of what I wanted to do with it, and it turned out to be juuuuuust enough to squeak out a long-sleeved Muna and Broad Torrens Box Top using the dress hack from Jess at Broad in the Seams.

It’s just a smidge shorter than I’d usually like (and there definitely wasn’t enough fabric left over for pockets) but it works beautifully with tights and boots.

I wasn’t sure how the sleeves would go on the Torrens, and was pleasantly surprised – nay, delighted! – to discover that they weren’t nearly as boxy or wide as I’d suspected.

I actually kind of love this dress, and I definitely love the Torrens Box Top dress hack. It took just ONE NAP to sew, from cutting to hemming (so, a bit less than two hours) and I’m already planning to make another one, a little longer, that I can tie with a belt, or layer under long cardigans.

One thought on “Me Made May Day 29: Torrens Dress

  1. Hi Lilli, both you and the dress are beautiful. I’m really enjoying your Me Made May, well done for finding the time and the inclination. Thank you, Julia x

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