Brilliant sweatshirt

A review of Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt and Dress

Reviewed by Tanya Brooman on 17th February, 2021

I made the Billie Sweatshirt version 2 – the top with balloon sleeves. I absolutely love this pattern and I’m in love with those sleeves! It’s a relatively simple sew and can be sewn up in an evening or thereabouts.

The only issue I had was sewing the gathered sleeve end onto the cuff. There was a lot of fabric and my overlocker wasn’t happy about cutting that much fabric in one go. My solution was to zigzag the sleeves with the sewing machine, cut off the seam allowance with some fabric scissors and then overlock without using the blades. Bingo!

The instructions are ace. I think the Billie sweatshirt will be a wardrobe staple for me.

Happy sewing xx