Tilly and the Buttons

Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Tunic

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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 printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Stevie Tunic sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, Stevie is a satisfyingly quick and easy make. Perfect for beginners, it's no wonder Steve is a bestselling pattern. Throw it on with a statement necklace and you're good to go!

- Modern, boxy fit, with easy-peasy grown-on sleeves
- Round neckline with the choice of a pretty tie or button loop at the back
- Make it as a top with a high hip hemline, or an above-the-knee tunic dress
- Optional patch pocket and turn up cuffs

Note: This pattern is also available as part of the Perfect for Beginners: Sewing Pattern Bundle (in sizes 6-24).

Note: An expansion pack (sold separately) is also available for the Stevie Tunic. The Stevie Tunic Add-on includes pattern pieces and instructions for three-quarter length sleeves and a gathered skirt, so you can turn Stevie into an easy-breezy, oversized smock dress with an extra-large pocket to stash your bits and bobs.

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

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

– 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, 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 requirements:

150 cm (60") wide fabric: Top, 1.1 - 1.8 m (1 1/4 - 2 yd) // Dress, 1.4 - 2.4 m (1 5/8 - 2 5/8 yd).

115 cm (45") wide fabric: Top, 1.8 - 2.2 m (2 - 2 1/2 yd) // Dress, 2.4 - 2.8 m (2 5/8 - 3 1/8 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 34. Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; 0.4 m (1/2 yd) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric) // For button loop version: one 12-18 mm (1/2"-3/4") button and elasticated hairband.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (33 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Whey Aye Sew
A surprising success

I know Tilly and the Buttons patterns are much loved but I had never really been drawn to them until I was gifted the Stevie.

It was a very pleasant sew and I was delighted that there were no modifications needed - my short torso means I often have to add length.

I will wear this (and future Stevies) with the ties at the front. This turned out to be a winner and I will look at these patterns with a different perspective in future.

Stevie Tunic pattern review

The Stevie dress is a simple shift dress with grown on sleeves, round neck and turned-up cuffs. It comes in two variations to close at the neck – button loop or ties and also two length variations – dress or top. This pattern is super easy and quick to make as it has no darts or fiddly zips. I made mine with a patch pocket and a rounded hem with small splits on each side. Based upon the size guide I initially made the Stevie in a size 3. However I’m learning that Tilly and the Buttons patterns come with a lot of ease. Especially with the loose fit already, realistically I’m more a size 2. With this in mind I did end up altering the fit and took it in at the side seams. Read my full blog here

Stevie Tunic review

I’ve made 2 versions of the top now and I love it. It’s an easy sew but with details to make it interesting. I made one version in a think crepe which gave it more structure and this viscose makes a more floaty top. I’ve worn in with smart trousers to work and under a jacket but it also works with jeans. I used the button closure on my first top and the second I finished it with a hock and eye. I’m going to try a colour blocked version next to use some of cuts up.

Nina - Talesofthesewingcity
Stevie and the procession of ladies

Another lovely pattern from Tilly and the Buttons - but I nearly passed this one by. I wasn't at all sure it would suit my frame, and it wasn't until I saw the reviews from others (and people at the Sewing Weekender wearing them) that I changed my mind. I think it'd be important to find the right fabric to really love this dress though. Fortunately I'd been gifted this amazing teal Japanese print, with a procession of ladies along one edge and I love the way it works with the pattern. Without any darts to interrupt the pattern, the simple design works really well with an interesting print - but I'd suggest a soft, slightly drapey fabric works well to keep the shape flattering.

I'd definitely say this pattern would suit any level of experience, as the instructions are very clear with photos and hints to take you through the different stages. There are no complicated closings (buttons, zips etc). If you're tempted for a quick summer make now the sun has made an appearance, this is a great option.
Full review here: https://talesofthesewingcity.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/stevie-and-the-japanese-procession/

Norfolk Daphne
Super Speedy Stevie!

I love the yoke and tie detail on the back and it’s really easy to sew – perfect for a beginner – I whizzed this up in a couple of hours last night! I made a size 4, graded to a 2 at the waist, and back out to a 3 from the hips down. It fits a treat and doesn’t look too bulky on me as is, but I do like to add a belt for waist definition. Read more about it on the blog: https://norfolkdaphne.wordpress.com/2019/03/23/super-speedy-stevie/