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Rust linen Safiya trousers (from Make It Simple)

This pattern is the main reason I bought the new Tilly and the Buttons book (aside from the fact that all her books are amazing!). As you may remember from my New Year's Resewlutions post, this year I want to make more trousers, and this pattern ticks all the boxes for me: elastic waist, flat… Continue reading Rust linen Safiya trousers (from Make It Simple)

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Super comfy ‘Stella’ set (From TATB Stretch book)

I can't believe I managed to go over a month without making a Tilly and the Buttons pattern; that must be a record for me! I couldn't resist making the Stella set though, as I desperately need more cosy clothes to wear around the house. Here's how it turned out: (In my natural habitat of… Continue reading Super comfy ‘Stella’ set (From TATB Stretch book)

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Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)

I've had the Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book for a while now, and I've finally got my act together and made something from it! I found this gorgeous jersey in the fabric shop Like Sew Amazing. I think it's from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it's super soft and drapey,… Continue reading Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)

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‘Cleo’ dungaree dress (and what to do if your dungaree buttons go wrong)

You may have noticed I've been a bit obsessed with Tilly and the Buttons patterns lately... What can I say? It's just nice to make something with really straightforward instructions once in a while. Especially as for the last month or so I've been working on a Simplicity 1960s cape (which is almost done- hooray!),… Continue reading ‘Cleo’ dungaree dress (and what to do if your dungaree buttons go wrong)

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Pattern Review- ‘Coco’ by Tilly and the Buttons

The Coco pattern is for a super simple stretch dress or top. I made the dress version, and used the contrast yoke pattern hack from this blog post. Here's how it turned out: Coco is one of the fastest patterns I've ever made. It has a really clever construction; the sleeve and side seams are… Continue reading Pattern Review- ‘Coco’ by Tilly and the Buttons

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‘Lilou’ dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

Lilou is the final pattern in the book Love At First Stitch, which I've been working through for a couple of months now. The projects get harder as the book progresses so this is the most challenging one, mostly because it's lined (eek!). For the lining I used a cotton lawn, and for the outside I chose a… Continue reading ‘Lilou’ dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

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Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

I know I've already reviewed this pattern (read it here), but ever since then I've been dying to make a colour-blocked one in a more drapey fabric. (As you can see, I've completely copied Tilly's idea from the book!)  This is the first time I've worked with stretchy fabric (I used a ponte di roma)… Continue reading Colour blocked ‘Megan’ Dress (Tilly and the Buttons)

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Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress

For my latest garment I made the Megan dress from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes. I think it's fantastic that she gets the reader making a proper dress so early on; most beginners' sewing books have heaps of dull projects at the start, which can be really frustrating! I actually made this quite a… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress