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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- Cleo #1014- Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC7042

Great for beginners and bang on-trend, Cleo is simple to sew, with no fiddly zips and minimal fitting required – hooray! Make it dungaree-style with buckles, or as a pinafore with button fastenings. Choose from mini length or knee length with optional centre-front split, patch pockets on front or back, and optional contrast topstitching.

This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Cleo dungaree dress, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.

Wear Cleo all year round, layered over a t-shirt, shirt or sweater – the relaxed style makes it oh so comfortable!

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

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, gabardine, canvas, wool.

Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns- Etta #1016- Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC7043

Sew your own knockout dress for special occasions or bossing it at the office.

Etta is an elegant fitted dress, shaped with darts at the bust, waist and shoulders. Sleek and flattering, it has a choice of lined cap sleeves or darted three-quarter length sleeves, high-back or stunning V-back neckline, with optional collar and faux pockets. Etta closes with an invisible zip at the back. The hemline hits the bottom of the knee, with a kick pleat for easy movement.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Etta 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 - Confident beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Medium weight, non-drapey fabrics, preferably with stretch for comfort. Try stretch woven cotton, sateen, triple crepe, crepe-back satin, ponte di roma or jacquard knits. The cap sleeve version would also work nicely in brocade.

Our price: $19.99
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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns- Rosa #1013- Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC7041

Make your own stylish shirt or shirt dress with this step-by-step sewing pattern.

Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape thanks to gently curved princess seams on both front and back. Our favourite feature is the pointed back yoke, which looks stunning highlighted with decorative topstitching or piping.

You'll learn to construct a two-piece collar and stand, with a separate button stand facing so you can make a feature out of contrast fabric. The three-quarter length roll-up sleeves are held up with narrow button tabs. (Want to make it long sleeved with cuffs? Download the free bonus pattern!) It's finished with mock felled seams, a gently curved dipped hem, and optional pointed pockets.

Wear your Rosa dress for work or play, and let the compliments come flooding in..."You made that yourself?!"

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Rosa 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

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Medium- and light-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, lighter weight denim, fine needlecord, double gauze, linen blends, viscose (rayon), shirting cotton.

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Tilly And The Buttons Patterns- Zadie #1015- Sizes 1-8
SKU: ULC7044

Make your own Zadie dress with this paper pattern and step-by-step instructions. Designed for stretch knit fabrics, you can sew it on a regular sewing machine with a zigzag stitch (no overlocker or serger needed) – hooray!

Throw on your Zadie dress for comfort and style at work or play. The dress has striking diagonal seams, concealing lovely (and practical!) in-seam pockets. The fitted bodice has a flattering empire waistline and round neckline finished with a neckband. It flares out into a feminine, knee-length semi-pleated skirt that’s great for swishing. Choose from cap, three-quarter or full length raglan sleeves.

If you’re a fan of the Coco or Agnes patterns, this project will take your knit fabric sewing skills to the next level.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Zadie 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.)

Or order one of our Zadie kits to get everything you need to make it!

SKILL LEVEL - Improvers

BONUS TUTORIALS - Get extra help making Zadie from our sewalong

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Medium weight stretch knit fabrics such as ponte di roma, double knit, interlock, jersey. Check the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 20% wider than its original width, and that it pings back down to size after stretching.

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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!

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  • 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
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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
(from 1 to 4.00)
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