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Tilly and the Buttons Dominique Skirt Pattern

Sew your own Dominique skirt – the ideal project for a novice stitcher, or a satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.

We designed the straight skirt to be super simple for beginners. It features straight seams to practise your stitching and an elasticated waistband for an easy fit – with no fiddly zips or buttonholes! Choose from knee length or above-the-knee hemline, and add the optional turnover top patch pockets.

The flared version of the skirt is slightly more challenging, as it’s cut on the bias and we suggest a drapier fabric for a flowing silhouette. Choose from knee length or on-trend midi hemline, with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops and elegant sash.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Dominique includes instructions in plain English, 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.

SKILL LEVEL – Beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Straight skirt – Medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, linen, lighter weight denim and needlecord. Flared skirt – Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crêpe de chine. Avoid anything slippery if you’re a beginner!

Jasika blazer by Closet Core Patterns

The Jasika Blazer is a classic tailored jacket with a semi-fitted shape that will never go out of style. With just the right amount of polish and detail, Jasika is a wardrobe workhorse and a mighty skill builder. Our instructions use modern speed tailoring methods, fusible interfacings and minimal hand sewing to make tailoring fun and accessible for everyone; make a blazer you’ll want to wear forever!

This jacket is fully lined and features a classic notched collar, single button closure, back vent, shoulder pads, welt pockets, gorgeous two-piece sleeves and a flattering shape that skims the curves of the body. Optional details include pocket flaps, topstitching, decorative sleeve cuff buttons and leather or suede elbow patches.

SUGGESTED FABRIC

For the jacket body: medium to heavyweight suitings or lightweight coatings with surface texture such as wool melton, wool flannel, crepe and tweed. Velvet, medium-heavy weight cotton, seersucker and linen may also be used. Please note: tightly woven, smooth surfaced suitings like wool gabardine are not recommended since they can be difficult to fuse using an iron.

For the lining: rayon bemberg, charmeuse, crepe de chine, silky cottons like voile

For the pockets: sturdy cotton like shirting, quilting cotton or muslin (1/4 yd / .25m)

 

Sorrel dress – pattern review

This week, Jennifer Lauren Handmade has launched a kickstarter campaign to create printed patterns! I was one of the testers for JLH’s latest offering, the Sorrel dress. If you haven’t seen it yet, go and check out the campaign and the pattern, while you are at it! Jennifer describes Sorrel as a fresh take on […]

Tilly and the Buttons Rosa Shirt Pattern

Make your own stylish shirt or shirt dress with this step-by-step sewing pattern.

Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape thanks to gently curved princess seams on both front and back. Our favourite feature is the pointed back yoke, which looks stunning highlighted with decorative topstitching or piping.

You’ll learn to construct a two-piece collar and stand, with a separate button stand facing so you can make a feature out of contrast fabric. The three-quarter length roll-up sleeves are held up with narrow button tabs. It’s finished with mock felled seams, a gently curved dipped hem, and optional pointed pockets.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Rosa includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL – Improvers

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Medium- and light-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, lighter weight denim, fine needlecord, double gauze, linen blends, viscose (rayon), shirting cotton.

2018 Make Nine – Progress

I didn’t manage to get all of my 2017 Make Nine plans finished, as I found myself changing my mind as the year went on. With that in mind, I planned my 2018 Make Nine makes with a bit more thought and looked at wardrobe gaps and sewing goals that I wanted to achieve. Upon completing […]

Sew My Style – Lander shorts review

I had already made a pair of cropped Lander pants from linen earlier in the year but I really fancied making the shorts version. I had got the fit spot on with the trousers so knew what I needed to do for the shorts version. I was going to make the shorts from some black […]

Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress by Closet Core Patterns

With a loose, body skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing.

View A is cropped with a wide faced hem, View B is a tunic length shirt inspired by classic men’s oxfords, and View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, kimono sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.

Personalise your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket.

SUGGESTED FABRIC

Make a fluid, drapey Kalle with soft fabrics like tencel, linen, rayon challis and silk crepe de chine. Crisper fabrics like poplin, chambray, voile, flannel and traditional shirtings will create a more structured silhouette.

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45″/1.14M FABRIC)

View A
0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-20 = 2.25yd/2m

View B
0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m

View C
0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 =  3yd/2.75m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58″/1.5M FABRIC)

View A
0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 16-20 =  2yd/1.85m

View B
0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m

View C
0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 =  2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m

 

Stevie and Seren fabric inspiration

Unless you’ve had your head under a rock over the last few weeks, you can’t have failed to see the images of the newest Tilly and the Buttons’ pattern releases. Stevie is an easy-to-make, easy-to-wear top or dress you’ll want to throw on every day. It has a modern, boxy fit, closing at the back with either […]

Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Tunic Pattern

Stevie is an easy-fitting modern tunic with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with a button loop or neck ties. Choose from top or above-the-knee dress length, with optional patch pocket and narrow turn-up cuffs.

Easy to make, with no darts, fiddly fastenings or set-in sleeves, this is a great project for sewing newbies, or a satisfying speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. Throw your Stevie tunic on with sandals and a statement necklace in the Summer, or layer over a stripey top and tights in the cooler months.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, 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.

SKILL LEVEL – Beginners

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.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric

Top: Sizes 1-5: 1.2m (1¼yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.7m (1 7/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 1.5m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide

Dress: Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 2m (2 1/8yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide

  • Matching thread
  • 0.3m (3/8 yard) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • For button loop version: 1 x 8-12mm (1/2-3/4in) rounded or fabric-covered button and elasticated hairband

Tilly and the Buttons Seren Dress Pattern

Keep cool this Summer in a breezy sundress you’ve made yourself. Seren has a flirty, seventies vibe, perfect for picnics in the park or dressing up for cocktails under the stars. Just add espadrilles and a straw hat for effortless style.

The Seren dress has a fitted bodice shaped with bust darts, with a separate waistband to cinch you in, flowing into a flared skirt. It has a button-down front, classic square neckline and shoulder straps wide enough to cover your bra.

Choose from knee-length or midi-length hemline, classic or tie-front bodice, or add the on-trend neckline flounce.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Seren 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.

SKILL LEVEL – Improvers

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, chambray, shirting, seersucker, broderie anglaise, linen, viscose (rayon), crêpe de chine. If you’re making the flounce, choose a drapey fabric to keep it soft and flowy.

SUPPLIES

  • Knee-length version: 2.2m (2 ½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide [0.2m („1/4yd) less without fl‡ounce] OR 2.7m (2 7Œ⁄8Žyd) x 130cm (51in) wide [0.4m (“3/8yd) less without fl‡ounce]
  • Midi-length version: 2.5m (2¾yd) x 150cm (60in) wide [0.2m (1/4yd) less without flounce](fabric must be at least 130cm (51in) wide for knee-length version, 150cm (60in) wide for midi-length version)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.8m (1yd) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • 12-18mm (1/2-3/4in) wide buttons – 14 for knee-length version or 15 for midi-length version