We are really proud to stock a selection of the ‘Tilly and the Buttons’ sewing patterns. Easy to follow and refreshing styles that you can adapt easily to your own look. Our patterns are very competitively priced at £12 (rrp £14.50). Look out for our ‘Dress in a day’ courses where we make the incredibly versatile ‘Stevie’ dress!
Tilly and the Buttons: ‘Stevie’ Dress
With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, Stevie is a satisfyingly quick and easy make! Stevie has a modern, boxy fit, with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with pretty ties or button loop. Make as a top with cropped hemline that hits the high hip, or above-the-knee dress length, with optional turn-up cuffs and patch pocket. Throw it on with a statement necklace and you’re good to go!
Stevie includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
SKILL LEVEL – Beginners
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon). If you’re a confident stitcher, try a sandwashed silk or crêpe de chine.
- Fabric – Top – Sizes 1-5: 1.2m (1 1/4yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.7m (1 7⁄8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
- Top – Sizes 6-8: 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 1.7m (1 7/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
- Dress – Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1 1/2yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
- Dress – Sizes 6-8: 2m (2 1/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide
- Matching thread
- 0.3m (3/8yd) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
- For button loop version: 1 x 12-18mm (1/2 – 3/4in) button and elasticated hairband
- Sewing machine and basic tools, includes buttonhole foot
SIZES (body measurements)
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
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