Tilly and the Buttons
Buy the Stevie Tunic sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, Stevie is a satisfyingly quick and easy make – yay! Stevie has a modern, boxy fit, with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with pretty ties or button loop. Make as a top with cropped hemline that hits the high hip, or above-the-knee dress length, with optional turn-up cuffs and patch pocket. Throw it on with a statement necklace and you’re good to go!
Stevie includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
What we think: a great beginner’s dressmaking project. With no sleeves to insert, construction is easy and there is the option to make a top version as well. The cute ribbon closure detail at the back neckline gives this simple pattern the edge!
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon). If you’re a confident stitcher, try a sandwashed silk or crêpe de chine.
Top – Sizes 1-5: 1.2m (1 1/4yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.7m (1 7⁄8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
Top – Sizes 6-8: 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 1.7m (1 7/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
Dress – Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1 1/2yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide;
Dress – Sizes 6-8: 2m (2 1/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide
This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen
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