Spring House Dress: Marcy Tilton Vogue 8813

Marcy Tilton Vogue 8813 House Dress made by Ivy Arch

This is a light, spring edition of the Marcy Tilton French House Dress made from a fine-gauge bird print cotton fabric bought last summer. 

Marcy Tilton V8813 details

This is my third version of Tilton's Vogue 8813 and though the sewing pattern instructions recommend using lightweight jersey, I think the drape and architectural qualities of this design lend it well to all kinds of fabrics from filmy light cottons to heavier weight linens. 

Marcy Tilton French House Dress
V8813 in spring bird print fabric by Ivy Arch

For an idea of the versatility of this design, I heartily recommend visiting Project Minima's wonderful dressmaking blog, where she has made several Marcy Tilton House Dresses in repurposed vintage linen table cloths to beautiful effect.

Ivy Arch green feet