11 October 2017

Your Makes!

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

Hello there friends! It’s Katie here, the newest member of the Tilly and the Buttons team, ready to show your latest creations some love! I must say I’m super inspired by all of your stunning makes of our sewing patterns from the past few months. You all make me want to run to my sewing machine pronto! But without further ado, bring on the sewing loveliness!

We were thrilled to see Anna’s maternity Bettine dress,  doesn’t it look perfect for her pregnancy photoshoot? We're also swooning over the beautiful floral fabric that Anna used for her Bettine dress.

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

We have more floral love for Ginny’s Arielle! Isn’t this tropical print wonderful? If wild prints are not your thing, Ellie shows us that Arielle looks just as good in classic denim, plus she gets extra points of pairing it with stripes (one of our fave styles!)

Tilly and the Buttons – Your Makes

Cleo fever is still taking over our Instagram and we can’t get enough of your makes! We particularly love Liz’s cute Dino print Cleo and the stunning topstitching on Reana’s.

4 October 2017

Five Design Hacks for the Cleo Dungaree Dress

Five Design Hacks for the Cleo Dungaree Dress - Tilly and the Buttons

Following on from the popularity of our post on hacks for the Bettine dress, I thought it high time we shared some of the amazing design variations you’ve been making to the Cleo dungaree dress! One of our most popular sewing patterns, Cleo is quick to make and easy to wear. How about trying out one of these design hacks next time you make it?

Five Design Hacks for the Cleo Dungaree Dress - Tilly and the Buttons
Five Design Hacks for the Cleo Dungaree Dress - Tilly and the Buttons

1) Button front panel

Inspired by dungaree dresses spotted on the high street, Abi added a button down opening to the front of her dungaree dress. I love this style – so seventies! Want to make one just like it? You’re in luck, as she’s shared a tutorial on how she did it.

27 September 2017

Behind The Scenes at the Shows

Tilly and the Buttons: Shows Update!

Tilly and the Buttons recently exhibited at not one, but two shows here in London town. Lexy here, to give you a peek behind the scenes, and tell you more about them!

First up, we were at The Handmade Fair. This was our third time exhibiting at this event, and it's one that we always look forward to, as it's always such fun to meet so many lovely crafters... and there's the alluring promise of prosecco at the end of a long day!

Tilly and the Buttons: Shows Update!

Jo and I had a fantastic time greeting visitors to the show, Jo wearing her Bettine dress and I in my Etta dress (also known as Favourite Dress Ever).

Tilly and the Buttons: Shows Update!

20 September 2017

Sewing Space Tours... Jade's Kitsch Haven!

Sewing Space Tours... Jade's Kitsch Haven!

Hello! Lexy here, to bring you another lovely Sewing Space, where a crafter show us around their creative area. Today we have a sweet space in South Wales, belonging to a dressmakers who has an enviable 60s style handmade wardrobe - we love seeing her makes on Instagram. Let's hear more from the lady herself...

Hello! I’m Jade, welcome to my little sewing sanctuary in sunny South Wales. I am relatively new to the realms of dressmaking and have only really been getting to know my way around a sewing machine for the past three years. By day I work in an office-based role in Bristol but by night can be found in my little sewing haven, musing over my next big make.

Sewing Space Tours... Jade's Kitsch Haven!
Sewing Space Tours... Jade's Kitsch Haven!

I have always been a creative individual and have enjoyed crafting from a young age. At university I studied Graphic Design, which instilled my admiration of beautiful craftsmanship and contemporary design. There was a time when I believed my love for fashion and textiles would be limited to high street trending ready-to-wear garments. Learning of the wonderful indie sewing makers movement really changed all of this for me and after pouring over many inspirational sewing blogs (including Tilly and the Buttons!), I wanted in! In the beginning I attended a brilliant beginners dressmaking class and learnt basic skills and techniques but soon realised that if I was going to take the next step I’d need to make some room at home to build upon these skills!