Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Top/Dress Add-on
£6.50 – £11.50
Buy the Indigo Top and Dress Add-on sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Turn your Indigo into even more different smock tops and dresses with this add-on pack of bonus pattern pieces and instructions. Make a swishy midi dress by adding an extra tier to the skirt, sew short sleeves (with or without an added ruffle), create a gorgeous button back bodice, or make bang-on-trend elasticated puff sleeves. As with the original pattern, you have the option to stitch either regular gathered seams or exposed frill seams. Mix and match the pattern pieces and seam styles to create 60 different variations!
NOTE: This is not a complete pattern. You must have already purchased the original Indigo Top and Dress pattern to use this add-on. If you have not yet purchased the original pattern, you can do so here.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– 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?
Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics with drape, such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), double gauze, crepe de chine, or georgette.
Fabric requirements: Please see the charts in the image gallery.
Sizing: UK 6 – 24 or UK 16 – 34. Please check the designer’s size charts and finished garment measurements.
The two size bands are drafted with different proportions in mind. The 16 – 34 size band has a slightly fuller tummy, and it has more room across the bust compared to the 6 – 24 size band (with a 10 cm/4″ difference between the high bust and full bust as opposed to 5 cm/2″ difference).
Notions: Matching and contrast thread; for button back version: four 15 mm (5/8″) buttons; iron-on interfacing: 0.5 – 0.6 m (1/2 – 5/8 yd) for button-back version, 0.3 – 0.4 m (3/8 – 5/8 yd) for original back version; puff sleeve version: your bicep measurement x 2 + 5 cm (2″) of 12 – 15 mm (1/2″ – 5/8″) wide elastic and two safety pins.
PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (24 pages for either size range); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet for sizes 6-24 or 2 sheets for sizes 16-34).
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Sheer, Cottons, Drape
One to two days
Confident Beginner, Intermediate
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
PDF, PDF (16 – 34), PDF (16 – 34) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00), PDF (6 – 24), PDF (6 – 24) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)