Romy Top and Dress

Tilly and the Buttons


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Buy the Romy Top and Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Upgrade your casual me-made wardrobe with this stylish (and comfy!) top and dress. The optional back ties or contrast binding add a fun twist to the classic Breton or t shirt dress. Romy has a modern loose fit and high slash envelope neckline, with choice of cap, three quarter or full length sleeves for year-round style. Designed for knit fabrics, whip it up on either a regular sewing machine or overlocker (serger).

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight low stretch knit fabrics such as jersey or interlock. You could also use ponte for the long sleeve version. Avoid anything too light-weight, drapey or clingy. If you’re making the back ties version, avoid anything too bulky.

Fabric requirements: Version A // 115cm or 45″ wide fabric 3.3m (3 3/4 yards), 150cm  or 60″ wide fabric 2m (2 1/4 yards). Version B // 115cm or 45″ wide fabric 1.7m (1 7/8 yards), 150cm  or 60″ wide fabric 1m (1 1/8 yards). Version C // 115cm or 45″ wide fabric 2.2m (2 1/2 yards), 150cm  or 60″ wide fabric 1.4m (1 5/8 yards).

Sizing: UK 6 – 20. Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread, Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine, For back tie version: 0.5m (5/8yd) of 6-9mm (1/4in–3/8in) clear (swimwear) elastic and sharp all-purpose needle or microtex needle, Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful) and Optional: Overlocker (serger).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Make time

Half a day

Pattern format


Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

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