With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, Stevie is a satisfyingly quick and easy make - yay! Stevie has a modern, boxy fit, with round neckline and grown-on 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: 1.1m (1 1/4yd) x 150cm (60in) wide Top - Sizes 6-10: 1.6m (1 3/4yd) x 150cm (60in) OR Top ALL sizes: 1.8m (2 yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
Dress - Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1 1/2yd) x 150cm (60in) wide Dress - Sizes 6-10: 2.1m (2 3/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR Dress ALL sizes: 2.3m (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, incl buttonhole foot
About Tilly and The Buttons
Tilly and the Buttons creates gorgeous, award-winning, easy-to-use sewing patterns for the new wave of DIY dressmakers. With refreshingly clear instructions and photos of each step, our patterns will help you to create adorable clothes you’ll feel proud to say you made yourself. Even if you’re a new stitcher!
They come in eight sizes (UK 6-20) and are printed in the UK on durable (not scrunchy) FSC certified paper with vegetable-based ink.
The patterns are designed by Tilly Walnes, author of popular blog Tilly and the Buttons and books Love at First Stitch andStretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics. She brought together her passion for dressmaking with over ten years' experience in designing learning programmes to rethink the user experience of sewing patterns. Her designs are influenced by late sixties and seventies fashions with a modern twist.
Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Sewing Awards 2018:
Best Independent Pattern House
Best Sewing Blog
Favourite Sewing Book 2018
Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Craft Awards 2019:
Sewing Designer of the Year