Romy Top and Dress
Tilly and the Buttons
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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