Billie Sweatshirt and Dress

Tilly and the Buttons

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Buy the Billie Sweatshirt and Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Cool, casual and modern, Billie is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. It has a relaxed shape, crew neckline and classic trim details. Keep it effortless with cuffed straight sleeves, or add some drama with on-trend balloon sleeves and deep cuffs.

Choose between the top length which sits on the high hip, or the mini dress which finishes 10 cm (4″) above the knee with gorgeous cutaway pockets. You can dress it up or down, whether you’re wearing Billie for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa.

Billie includes Tilly and the Buttons’ award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte, double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch. Note you’ll need a sturdy machine to sew the balloon sleeve version in a thick sweatshirting fabric.

Fabric requirements: You may need less if using separate ribbing for cuffs, etc.

Sizes UK 6 – 24:

140 cm (56″) wide fabric: Version 1, 1.5 – 2.3 m (1 3/4 – 2 1/2 yd)  // Version 2, 1.8 – 2.3 m (2 – 2 1/2 yd) // Version 3, 2.1 – 2.8 m (2 3/8 – 3 1/8 yd) // Version 4, 2.3 – 2.8 m (2 1/2 – 3 1/8 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Version 1, 1.7 – 2.6 m (1 7/8 – 2 7/8 yd) // Version 2, 2 – 3.2 m (2 1/4 – 3 1/2 yd) // Version 3, 2.5 – 3.2 m (2 3/4 – 3 1/2 yd) // Version 4, 2.8 – 3.8 m (3 1/8 – 4 1/4 yd).

Sizes UK 16- 34: 

140 cm (56″) wide fabric: Version 1, 2.5 – 2.6 m (2 3/4 – 2 7/8 yd)  // Version 2, 2.5 – 3.0 m (2 3/4 – 3 3/8 yd) // Version 3, 3.0 – 3.1 m (3 3/8 yd) // Version 4, 3.0 – 3.6 m (3 3/8 – 4 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Version 1, 2.5 – 3.3 m (2 3/4 – 3 5/8 yd) // Version 2, 3.1 – 3.5 m (3 3/8 – 3 7/8 yd) // Version 3, 3.1 – 3.9 m (3 3/8 – 4 1/4 yd) // Version 4, 3.7 – 4.1 m (4 – 4 1/2 yd).

Sizing:

PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS CAREFULLY. 

Paper pattern comes with sizes UK 6 – 24.

PDF pattern comes with sizes 6 – 24 OR 16 – 34.

Please also check the designer’s size chart.

Notions: 

Sizes UK 6 – 24:

Matching thread; ball point machine needle // Optional: Ribbing for cuffs, etc. if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve – 0.6 m (5/8 yd), balloon sleeve – 0.7 m (3/4 yd); for stretchy sweater knits, stabilise shoulders with 30 cm (12″) of 6-9 mm (1/4″) wide satin ribbon.

Sizes UK 16- 34: 

Matching thread; ball point machine needle // Optional: Ribbing for cuffs, etc. if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve – 0.6 m (5/8 yd), balloon sleeve – 0.7 m (3/4 yd); for stretchy sweater knits, stabilise shoulders with 40 cm (16″) of 6-9 mm (1/4″) wide satin ribbon.

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Additional information

Fabric

Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60, UK 34 / US 30 / EU 62

Pattern format

PAPER (6 – 24), PDF (16 – 34), PDF (16 – 34) + Printed Copy Shop (+£7.00), PDF (6 – 24), PDF (6 – 24) + Printed Copy Shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

42-47 pages