17 August 2017

Introducing Sewing Patterns for Mamas-to-Be!

Maternity and nursing Bettine sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Maternity Agnes sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Exciting news for stitchers with a bun in the oven – we’ve created two maternity sewing patterns!

Currently pregnant while writing this, I (Tilly) have struggled to buy maternity clothes in the shops. Brands with maternity lines are few and far between, and when you do find a store that stocks them, the range is disappointingly limited, the colours bland, and finding the right size is near impossible!

So I decided we should develop a couple of patterns with multiple variations so you (and I!) can build a stylish wardrobe to show off your bump. They’re based on our popular Bettine and Agnes patterns, redrafted for a curvalicious pregnant shape and size, and redesigned with the needs of baby mamas in mind.

Maternity and nursing Bettine sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Maternity Agnes sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Crucially, these patterns are:
  • Comfortable to wear – essential when you’re growing a little one and have enough aches and pains to deal with, amirite?
  • Quick and easy to make – so you can get on with curating your nursery Pinspiration board!
  • Versatile – multiple variations mean you can get a wardrobe full of garments out of each pattern
  • Easy fitting – to accommodate a range of bump shapes, and to continue to fit you as you grow

OR SAVE MONEY WITH THE MAMA-TO-BE BUNDLE!

9 August 2017

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals - Tilly and the Buttons

It’s a wonderful feeling to finally finish a big creative project. I’ve just submitted my second book, and juggling that alongside running a business (and growing a baby with the appointments, admin and ailments that this entails) has been a mission – but ultimately very rewarding. More and more crafters are starting a business, maintaining a vlog, writing a book or embarking on some other big project – often alongside a day job, kids or other commitments – so perhaps you know the feeling?

Today I thought I’d share a few tips on how I stay on track, both with my business and big creative projects such as writing a book, in order to achieve my goals. I’d love to hear your own thoughts in the comments too.

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals - Tilly and the Buttons

2 August 2017

Behind the Scenes... Book 2 Progress

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

Hoooraaaaayyy! I've finished writing my second book!

It's been a ton of work, but everything has gone really well and I couldn't be more pleased with how it's turning out. All that's left to do now is proofing and planning the release. I'm soooo excited to share it with you when it's published next Spring!

In the meantime, I thought I'd give you some peeks behind the scenes at the recent garment photo shoots - the final three days of photography after the seven instructions shoots. For the garment shoots, we used the same photographer as my first book, Ellie Smith, and were back in the same studio in Bethnal Green that we used three years ago. It felt a bit like a déjà vu - but in a good way!

Behind the scenes on Tilly's second bookBehind the scenes on Tilly's second book
Behind the scenes on Tilly's second book

28 July 2017

When we say Summer, you say Sale!

Tilly and the Buttons Summer Sale!

The sun is out, and our sewing machines are whirring away as we're itching for a whole new summer wardrobe... and because we thought other people might be in the same boat, we thought we'd give you 20% off sewing patterns and kits! 

Enter code SUMMERSALE at checkout 
20% off ends Sunday 6 August midnight GMT

The discount code is not valid on pattern bundles, books, dungaree buckles, gift vouchers or online workshops. 20% discount ends Sunday 6 August 2017 midnight GMT.

Tilly and the Buttons Summer Sale!