Billie Collection – PDF Pattern

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Sizes UK 6-24

The Billie Collection comes with four pattern options to pimp your handmade wardrobe.

This is our first pattern designed by Rachel Pinheiro from House of Pinheiro sewing blog. Rachel came up with this fantastic design and we have brought the pattern to life! The pattern comes with four versions: two dress variations, a top and a  pleated skirt.

The two dresses have bust darts as well as open ended fish-eye darts at the front and back, so no waist seam needed. The open ended fish-eye darts make fitting easy as these can be adjusted to the contours of your body shape plus they create a fuller skirt. You can finish them at the waist or hip depending on which suits your body shape. The neckline is angular in shape and the stylised shoulders also come with the option of adding a contrasting fabric insert. There is also a full facing and of course pockets. The dresses close with an invisible zip at the centre back.

The top is the perfect partner for jeans or a pencil skirt. It has bust and waist darts plus the same angular neckline and stylised shoulder as the dresses. In addition it has a soft ruffle at the waist. There is an exposed zip at the back that runs from the neckline past the waist so the top can be opened out fully (completely unzipped!)

The skirt has box pleats at the front and back with in seam pockets and a narrow waistband. At the back there is also an exposed zip. This version is perfect for beginners to dressmaking.

The pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and colour photographs to help you with every sewing stage. If you want a printed version of the pattern click here.


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Fabric Supplies:

Dresses 1 & 2: 22″ invisible zip. For Dress 2 you will also need contrasting fabric for the shoulder insert measuring 50cm x 30cm.

Top: 16″ Open-ended zip – here are a couple of places you can buy them online: Metal – Zips Online, Sew Essential NylonMinerva Crafts.

Skirt: 12″ zip and interfacing for the waistband measuring 12cm by 1.2m.

Fabric Suggestions:

To enhance the structural details of both dress versions and the skirt, we recommend medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, chambray, jacquard or brocade. The skirt can also be made in wool. For the top we recommend cotton lawn, lightweight cotton, chambray, rayon, crepe or georgette.

PDF Pattern:

This is the instant fix and comes straight into your inbox! You will get email with three files to download: the instruction booklet, a PDF pattern for dress versions 1 & 2 and the top and a separate PDF for the skirt. You will also get A0 copy shop files so that you can print out the pattern yourself at a local copy shop.

The pattern has been professionally graded and all the pieces are labelled with lots of notes about how to sew them together. You can easily identify your size to cut out with the different dotted lines and seam allowances are included.


If you’d like to have the paper version of this click here.

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