Billie dress for a tween

A review of Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt and Dress

Reviewed by Kate on 19th February, 2021

I made the Billie sweatshirt for myself around Christmas time and was really pleased with the results. My 11 year old daughter also really liked the pattern. I’m reluctant to buy more children’s patterns now as she is usually at the top of the size range so it feels like wasting money, if I only get one use out of it. I thought I would try adjusting the Billie pattern and see how it worked out. It turns out it was the perfect pattern to do some simple adjustments with! I basically cut the smallest size for her (having taken her measurements and shortened the front/back and sleeve lengths at the lines marked on the pattern, by 10 inches.

The fabric was from my large scraps stash, so didn’t cost any extra and she absolutely loves this dress!