Billie in sweatshirting fabric

A review of Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt and Dress

Reviewed by c.mack on 2nd January, 2021

I immediately liked the pattern when it came out, so I bought some nice pink midweight sweatshirting fabric. Sadly, I encountered big problems:

-the sizing: it says in the description that it’s not tight fitting, but to be frank, it’s oversized. I know my measurements correspond with the sizing of this company and they normally work perfectly for me. This time it’s far too big. So I recommend sizing down at least one size.

-size of neckband: I think the pattern pieces for neckband, cuffs and waistband are meant for ribbing and not the sweatshirting I used, which resulted in the neckband being to short and the cuffs too big. However, the instructions state clearly to check the percentage of elasticity of your fabric for this. So I recommend paying attention to this and maybe use a nice ribbing 😉

I still really like the pattern and may one day find the nerves to finish it. I’m usually very happy with patterns of this company. The instructions are great.