Beginner-friendly hospital gown

A review of Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Tunic

Reviewed by joy.margot on 30th November, 2018

Edited to add: I loved this when I made it but have since realised it looks like a hospital gown, and have re-fashioned this gorgeous fabric into something else. The grown-on sleeves and cuffs ping out awkwardly and are weird to wear under cardigans. I love a boxy garment but this just doesn’t look right on me.

I made two of these in the summer and wore them both constantly. They’re quick to assemble and have infinite hacking potential. As always, the instructions are clear and helpful and the top stitched facing gives a lovely clean finish. I chose a Nani Iro double gauze (from Sew Me Sunshine) which was lovely and cool to wear, and didn’t crease as much as cotton or cotton lawn. I’m planning to make a medium weight denim or corduroy version for Autumn/Winter.