26 July 2017

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London Studio!

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London studio!

Who's ready for another Sewing Space Tour? We're very excited to introduce a lovely crafter who has allowed us to snoop around her gorgeous creative space. We are huge fans of this blogger, and if you've ever watched her vlogs, then you'll recognise THAT gold, spotty wall... over to Kate for more!

Hello! My name’s Kate (on the right!) and welcome to my little creative space in South London. My day job is running the The Fold Line - an online sewing community - with my work wife, Rachel (pictured left). I’m lucky enough to work from home, and I spend my days immersed in blogs posts, social media and other fun projects. While all of this is sewing-related, it’s only in the evening my office transforms into my sewing space and I get to make a mess. I feel really lucky to have a dedicated place to work and make. Any Londoners reading this will understand, as space is a premium!

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London studio!

My space does reflect my personality... organised clutter comes to mind! I really like mixing old and new and have some lovely bits that I have collected over the years. I like having lots of things on the wall and I regularly move things around to freshen things up.

Sewing Space Tours... Kate's South London studio!

19 July 2017

I Can Make Shoes!

I Can Make Shoes!

If you follow our Instagram, you may have noticed that (some of) team Tilly and the Buttons were out of the studio on an away day earlier this month (Vanessa and Louise sadly couldn't make it), when Tilly treated the team to a sandal making workshop at I Can Make Shoes! Lexy here, to tell you a bit about our day.

I Can Make Shoes!

I Can Make Shoes is the brainchild of Amanda Overs, who wanted everyone to have the opportunity to craft their own footwear, without the need for industrial machinery. She came up with a method of creating high-quality shoes that can be done from the comfort of your own home (or indeed her lovely space at Pillbox Studios, in London). Amanda had laid everything out for us, and we couldn't wait to get started!

I Can Make Shoes!
I Can Make Shoes!

12 July 2017

Come and see us in September!

Tilly and the Buttons

Lexy here, and I'm super excited to tell you that we're exhibiting at not one, but two shows in London this September, and we'd love to see you there!

We love exhibiting at shows - it's so much fun to meet so many lovely, creative folk, and we love having a chat about what you've been making using our sewing patterns - plus, it's our favourite thing when people come and say hello wearing something they've made from a Tilly and the Buttons pattern!

Show are a really fun opportunity to meet other like-minded crafters, be inspired by what's on offer, attend a talk or workshop, and come and see our patterns in real life, rather than on a screen. 

Tilly and the Buttons

There are always some great deals up for grabs at fairs, and I know I'm not alone when I say that I always leave the show with a lighter purse, but pull of inspiration and armed with the tools for a plethora of new projects! (#fabricaddict). You can also have a rifle through our sample rail, and hopefully be inspired by seeing some of our patterns made up into garments.

5 July 2017

Your Makes!

Your Makes!

Hello, sewing pals! It's Lexy at the keys once again to send some dressmaking inspo your way. Your makes over the last few months have been super inspiring, we've loved seeing how you've interpreted our sewing patterns by using different fabrics and embellishments - we've noticed a lot of ruffles and frills, of which we highly approve!

The Zadie dress pattern is still going strong, and these two makes are gorgeous. Laura's use of spots is cute and mega flattering, and Selmin has made the ULTIMATE stripy stretchy dress. Love!

Your Makes!

Can we please take a moment to appreciate these two incredible Marigold jumpsuits? Lauren made hers with Rifle Paper Co fabric, and Lucy chose this cute ice cream print fabric for hers.

Your Makes!

Lisa chose to combine two of our patterns, opting for a Bettine top half and cropped Marigold bottom half for this lovely, leafy make. For further inspiration on how you could hack your Marigold jumpsuit, check out this postJulia's palm print Bettine is stunning, the perfect thing for a holiday in the South of France!