Skye Sundress

Tilly and the Buttons

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Buy the Skye Sundress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Reach for this throw-it-on sundress on those sticky, hot summer days when you don’t know what else to wear, or layer it up over a t-shirt as the sun goes down. The easy-fitting empire waist bodice is gently shaped with pleats under the bust and has a neat bias binding finish on the inside.

The slightly square scoop neckline is designed to cover a bra, with optional bra strap stays for added security. Add the optional faux ties to the straps for an extra touch of whimsy. Choose from mini-, knee- or maxi-length hemlines for the floaty, gathered skirt. And, of course, it has side seam pockets for your ice cream money!

Skye 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: Light- to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, seersucker, lighter-weight linen and blends, double gauze, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine.

Fabric requirements: 

Sizes 6 – 24

140 cm (56″) wide fabric:

MINI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-8, 1.9 m (2 1/8 yd)* // Sizes 9-10, 2.3 m (2 1/2 yd)*
KNEE-LENGTH: Sizes 1-8, 2.2 m (2 1/2 yd)* // Sizes 9-10, 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd)*
MAXI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-8, 2.8 m (3 1/8 yd)* // Sizes 9-10, 3.1 m (3 3/8 yd)*

115 cm (45″) wide fabric:

MINI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-3, 2.2 m (2 1/2 yd)* // Sizes 4-10, 2.3 m (2 1/2 yd)*
KNEE-LENGTH: Sizes 1-3, 2.4 m (2 5/8 yd)* // Sizes 4-10, 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd)*
MAXI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-3, 3 m (3 3/8 yd)* // Sizes 4-10, 3.1 m (3 3/8 yd)*

Sizes 16 – 34

140 cm (56″) wide fabric:

MINI-LENGTH: all sizes, 2.4 m (2 5/8 yd)*
KNEE-LENGTH: all sizes 2.7 m (3 yd)*
MAXI-LENGTH: all sizes 3.2 m (3 1/2 yd)*

115 cm (45″) wide fabric:

MINI-LENGTH: Sizes 16 – 30, 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd)* // Sizes 32 – 34 wider fabric is needed
KNEE-LENGTH: Sizes 16 – 30, 2.8 m (3 1/8 yd)* // Sizes 32 – 34 wider fabric is needed
MAXI-LENGTH: Sizes 16 – 26, 3.3 m (3 5/8 yd)* // Sizes 28 – 34 wider fabric is needed

* Add 0.4 m (1/2 yd) extra fabric if you want to make your own bias binding.

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: Matching and contrast thread; 2.8 m (3 1/8 yd) to 3.4m (3 7/8 yd) of 10-13 mm (3/8″-1/2″) wide single fold bias binding OR 0.4 m (1/2 yd) extra fabric (such as lightweight cotton) to make your own; small piece of iron-on interfacing // Optional: 2.6 m (2 7/8 yd) – 3.2m (3 1/2 yd) iron-on seam tape to stabilise neckline and armholes on drapier fabrics; for bra stays, hand sewing needle + 2 small sew-on snaps; 10-13 mm (3/8″-1/2″) bias binding maker if making your own binding.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

All 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

35 Pages, 43 Pages

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