17 August 2016

Five Tools for Drafting, Tracing and Adjusting Sewing Patterns

Favourite Tools for Drafting, Tracing and Adjusting Sewing Patterns - Tilly and the Buttons


Whether you’re hand drafting a sewing pattern from scratch, tracing off an existing pattern to preserve it, or making fitting or design alterations to a sewing pattern, it’s useful to have a stash of tools to help you do the job. Today I thought I’d share my most-used tools to use for the job… apart from a pencil, of course! I’d love to hear your favourites too in the comments :)

10 August 2016

A Lemons Clemence Skirt – And How to Line It

A Lemons Clemence Skirt - Tilly and the Buttons

It seems like an eternity away now, but at the start of the Summer I went on holiday to the Italian Amalfi coast – the land of ginormous lemons, lemon trees everywhere, and basically everything made with lemons. So I decided now was the time to dust off this lovely cotton voile that had been waiting patiently in my fabric stash for the right occasion.

3 August 2016

Five Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Clothes

Five Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Clothes - Tilly and the Buttons

Lexy here, and I've been mulling over how to make my beautiful, handmade clothes last as long as possible. After all, who wants to spend that long searching for the perfect pattern and fabric combo, sewing it up with love, just for it to fall apart in the wash?

27 July 2016

Your Marigolds!

The Marigold sewing pattern has established itself as a favourite amongst us here in the TATB studio, as well as amongst you lovely sewists! We've been having (unseasonably!) hot weather here in the UK, and whether we've made the jumpsuit or trouser version, it's quick to whip up, a doddle to fit, and keeps us cool. Here are some of your makes that have caught our eye:

Marigold - Your Makes!