I’m delighted to be stocking some of the best selling Tilly & The Buttons dressmaking patterns. Tilly was a contestant on the Sewing Bee and has gone on to develop a range of sewing patterns aimed at those new to sewing and looking to develop their skills. They come with comprehensive photo step-by-step instructions making sure you’ll find each step clearly explained.
Cleo lets you make one of the seasons hottest trends, a dungaree dress. With the option of two lengths and patch pockets, Cleo is an easy to wear pinafore for all seasons.
Cleo works best in a fabric with some body so pick a medium to heavy weight fabric such as denim or corduroy.
Don’t foget to add your dungaree fittings to complete the look:
Bettine is the perfect summer time dress. With a comfy elastic waistband giving shape, Bettine has kimono sleeves and a shaped shirt. With optional pockets and sleeve tabs you can customise her as you like.
Bettine works best in a lighter weight fabric to give you soft gathers from the elastic waistband. Our top picks would be a cotton lawn or a viscose/rayon:
Coco is the classic Breton style top or dress. With an a-line shape and optional funnel neck, Coco is the perfect comfy cover-up to learn to sew with jersey fabric.
A midweight jersey or ponte works best for Coco.
Agnes is a classic round-necked t-shirt with optional gathered sleeves or a sweetheart neckline. This is a great pattern to learn to sew with jersey.
Agnes is designed for lighter weight jersey knits. Look for added spandex to make it extra comfy and to make sure it keeps its shape.
With a retro nod, the Arielle Skirt has a flattering high waisted style with asymetric buttons down the front. When you’re finished you’ll never fear buttonholes again!
Arielle is suited to a bottom-weight fabric that will provide some structure. Denims, sateens and lighter weight canvas would be ideal: