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Tilly and The Buttons

Tilly and the Buttons is a pattern line based out of the UK. Their designs are modern with a retro twist. 

They use a special sizing system, so refer to this chart to find your size with this pattern company. 

SIZES (body measurements):

PATTERN SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIP

1

30in

24in

33in

2

32in

26in

35in

3

34in

28in

37in

4

36in

30in

39in

5

38in

32in

41in

6

40in

34in

43in

7

42in

36in

45in

8

44in

 38in

47in

 

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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Dominique #1010 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC8825

Sew your own Dominique skirts - the ideal project for a novice stitcher, or a satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.

We designed the straight skirt to be super simple for beginners. It features straight seams to practise your stitching and an elasticated waistband for an easy fit - with no fiddly zips or buttonholes! Choose from knee length or above-the-knee hemline, and add the optional turnover top patch pockets.

The flared version of the skirt is slightly more challenging, as it's cut on the bias and we suggest a drapier fabric for a flowing silhouette. Choose from knee length or on-trend midi hemline, with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops and elegant sash.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Dominique includes instructions in plain English, 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.

Need more help? Take our accompanying online workshop,Learn to Sew Skirts!

PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet. (Alternatively you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home.)

SKILL LEVEL - Beginners

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Sign up for our online workshop - Learn to Sew Skirts - and you'll get the digital version of this pattern for free, included in the workshop materials! You'll also see a 20% discount code to buy the printed pattern if you prefer us to send you one in the post.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Straight skirt – Medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, linen, lighter weight denim and needlecord. Flared skirt – Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crêpe de chine. Avoid anything slippery if you’re a beginner!

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - Straight skirt: 1.1m (1 ¼ yards) x 150cm (60in) wideOR 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide; Flared midi skirt with sash: 2.5m (2 3/4 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 3.1m (3½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide (less for knee-length version, extra for fabric with a directional print)
  • Matching thread
  • Your waist measurement in 25mm (1in) wide elastic
  • Large safety pin
  • For optional belt loops: 14cm (5 1/2in) of 4-7mm (1/8-3/8in) wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands
  • Sewing machine and basic tools
Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Marigold #1012 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC8824

Whip up a stylish jumpsuit or a pair of casual trousers with this easy-to-use sewing pattern.

The relaxed peg-shaped trousers are easy-fitting at the hip, with slash pockets for nonchalant slouching, tapering into a slim line ankle. The waist has gentle shaping from pleats and darts, cinched in with a quick-sew elasticated waistband. The jumpsuit bodice is shaped with bust darts and a sweetheart neckline, with a comfortable blousy waist, wide (bra-concealing!) shoulder straps, closing with an invisible zip at the side.

Wear Marigold with heels and a statement necklace for bossing it at the office, or with plimsoles for lounging at home or picnicking in the park. The jumpsuit also looks great layered over tops, so can carry you through to the milder months.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Marigold includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), silk or poly crêpe de chine, or lighter weight chambray. The trousers could also be made in a lightweight low stretch jersey.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - Trousers – Sizes 1-4: 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide / 1.8m (2 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide [2.2m (2 3/8 yards) for directional prints]; 
    Sizes 5-8: 1.7m (1 7/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide [1.9m (2 1/8 yards) for directional prints] / 2.5m (2¾ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide; 
    Jumpsuit – Sizes 1-4: 1.9m (2 1/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide / 2.3m (2½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide; 
    Sizes 5-8: 2.1m (2 3/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide / 3.2m (3½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide
  • Matching thread
  • Iron-on interfacing – similar weight to your fabric
  • Your waist measurement in 2cm (3/4in) wide elastic
  • Large safety pin
  • For jumpsuit only: 17-18cm (7in) invisible zip
  • Sewing machine and tools, incl invisible zip foot and zip foot / adjustable zip foot
 
Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Martha #1011 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC8826

Sew a lovely Martha dress with help from this sewing pattern and step-by-step instructions.

The Martha dress is fitted with bust darts and gentle princess seam panels at the bodice, flowing into a flattering bias-cut panelled skirt. It features a contemporary Mandarin collar and closes with an invisible zip at the back. Choose from short sleeves or three quarter length bell sleeves, with demure knee length or flirty mini hemline.

Wear Martha to work or to play, with sunglasses and wedges in the Summer, or with knitted tights and boots in the winter.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Martha includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet. (Alternatively you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home.)

SKILL LEVEL - Improvers

BONUS TUTORIALS - Find help with choosing fabric and fitting adjustments on our blog.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crêpe de chine, cotton lawn, chambray, broderie anglaise, double knit with little stretch, lighter weight wool. Avoid directional prints as the skirt is cut on the bias (at an angle). How about adding a lace trim to the bodice or piping the princess seams?

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - Mini length – 2.9m (3 1/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide / 3.5m (3 7/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide; Knee length – 3.4m (3 3/4 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide / 4.2m (4 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide (0.2m / ¼ yard less for short sleeve version)
  • Matching thread
  • 56cm (22in) invisible zip
  • 0.25m (1/4 yard) iron-on interfacing – similar weight to your fabric
  • For collar: 1 rounded or fabric-covered button + elasticated hair band or 8cm (3in) piece of narrow ribbon
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, including an invisible zip foot
Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Agnes #1006 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC5630
Sew your own jersey tops with this easy-to-use guide. This sewing pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions and helpful tips for stitching jersey on a regular sewing machine – no overlocker or serger required!
 
Agnes is a close-fitting jersey top, speedy to sew and simple to fit, finished with a narrow band at the neckline. Choose from long or cropped sleeves; plain or ruched sleeves; scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline - eight possible combinations. Irresistibly wearable and endlessly versatile, Agnes is destined to become a wardrobe staple that you’ll make again and again!
 
PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour guide with step-by-step photo instructions. Alternatively you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home.
 
SKILL LEVEL - Improvers
 
ONLINE WORKSHOP - Sign up for our course - Learn to Sew Jersey Tops - and you'll get the digital version of this pattern for free, included in the workshop materials! You'll also see a 20% discount code to buy the printed pattern if you prefer us to send you one in the post.
 
MAKER GALLERY - Get inspired by what other people are making in the Agnes gallery.
 
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light- to medium-weight stretch knit fabrics, such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or wool jersey. Check that the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than its original width.
 
SUPPLIES:
 
Fabric – 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 147cm (58in) wide for all sizes 
OR 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 1-5
OR 2.3m (2½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 6-8
Matching thread
25cm (10in) x 6-8mm wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
Optional: 0.5m (20in) x 5mm wide woven or braided elastic for the ruched sleeves and neckline
Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine
Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Arielle #1005 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC4261

This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Arielle skirt, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part. Arielle is an asymmetric pencil or mini skirt with an adorable button opening to one side. Long darts and a high waistline create a flattering, figure-hugging shape. The unlined version is an ideal project for confident beginners, or take your sewing prowess up a notch by adding the optional luxury lining.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Medium-weight woven fabrics such as stretch cotton, sateen, denim, gabardine, brocade, suiting, pincord, lighter weight canvas or wools. Choose something with enough body to hold the shape, but not too thick or the darts will be bulky. A touch of stretch would be a bonus.

SUPPLIES

  • Skirt fabric – 1 yard x 60in wide for sizes 1-3
    OR 1¾ yards x 60in wide for sizes 4-8
    OR 1 7/8 yards x 45in wide for all sizes
  • Optional: Lining fabric – 7/8 yard x 60in wide
    OR 1½ yards x 45in wide for all sizes
  • Matching thread
  • 1 yard medium weight iron-on interfacing
  • 6 - 3/4in buttons
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, including a buttonhole foot

Pattern is Imported from the UK. Sizes 1-8 in one pattern envelope. 

Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Bettine #1007 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC4262

Bettine is an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress. It has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, kimono sleeves which hang softly around the underarm, turn-up cuffs, elasticated waistline to cinch you in and flattering tulip skirt.

The plain skirt version is a perfect project for beginners, as it's simple to sew, with no fiddly darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves - yay! More experienced? Try the pocket skirt version and optional cuff tabs for a speedy, satisfying project.

Comfortable and gorgeous, this is a dress you’ll want to wear every day. Throw it on with sandals for Summer picnics; dress it up with a necklace for the office or evenings out; or layer it over long sleeves and woolly tights in the colder months.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Bettine 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.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton voile, lawn or chambray. If you’re a confident stitcher, try a delicate crêpe or georgette.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric – 2 ¼ yards x 60in wide OR 3 ¼ yards x 45in wide
  • Matching thread
  • Your waist measurement in 1/2in wide elastic
  • 1/2 yard iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Optional: 2 x 5/8-3/4in buttons for cuff tabs
  • Medium-large safety pin
  • Sewing machine and basic tools

Pattern is Imported from the UK. Sizes 1-8 in one pattern envelope. 

Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Fifi #1008 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC4263

Make your own delicate camisole and shorts set with the Fifi sewing pattern - lovely for lounging in at home or wearing to bed.

The camisole is cut on the bias to create a flowing shape, with soft pleated cups, gently shaped princess seam back and bias binding straps. The shorts have a narrow stitched-in elastic waistband and cheeky curved hems. Oh là là! A treat for stitchers looking to advance their skills, the instructions will walk you through techniques for sewing bias cut fabric, creating binding and finishing the insides with impressive French seams. Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Fifi includes jargon-busting instructions, handy sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – helping you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Lightweight drapey fabrics that feel nice against the skin, such as cotton lawn, voile, viscose (rayon) or silk satin. Best to avoid directional prints as the camisole is cut on the bias and the shorts on the straight grain.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - 1 5/8 yards x 60in wide for sizes 1-4 
    OR 2 yards x 60in wide for sizes 5-8
    OR 2 yards x 45in wide for sizes 1-4
    OR 2 ¼ yards x 45in wide for sizes 5-8
  • Matching thread
  • Your mid-hip measurement in 1/2in wide elastic
  • Sewing machine and basic tools

Pattern is Imported from the UK. Sizes 1-8 in one pattern envelope. 

Our price: $19.99
(from 1 to 5.00)
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns - Francoise #1004 - Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC4260

Make a dress with help from this easy-to-follow sewing pattern. Françoise is a chic and easy-to-wear mini dress, inspired by sixties fashion yet always in style. The design features striking French darts and raglan seams. Choose from two-piece three-quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless version, with optional collar and waist tab.

With its simple flat sleeve construction method and jargon-busting instructions, this pattern makes a great first dress project for beginner sewists. More experienced stitchers can add the optional collar and play around with design variations - how about adding piping to the raglan seam lines?

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Medium weight cotton, sateen or light twill, preferably with a bit of stretch; double crepe; linen; double knit. The sleeveless version would also be great in gabardine, quilting weight cotton, light wool or brocade. 

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - 2 yards x 60in OR 2 5/8 yards x 45in (less for sleeveless version)
  • Matching thread
  • 22in invisible zip
  • Iron-on interfacing (about 12in, similar weight to your fabric)
  • Optional: 2 x 1in buttons for the tab
  • Optional: 1.2m x 35mm bias binding for sleeveless version (or you can make your own)
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl invisible zip foot

Pattern is Imported from the UK. Sizes 1-8 in one pattern envelope. 

Our price: $19.99
(from 1 to 2.00)
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