22 August 2014

Your Makes!

We're swooning over here at all the gorgeous things everyone has been making with Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns! Here are just a few recent creations...


The Megan dress pattern from Love at First Stitch has proven particularly popular lately. I LOVE the colours of these two versions by Elinor and Jenna.


A couple more Megans that I couldn't resist including. Firstly, Twinkle's, because I love the way she's taken advantage of the empire line seam design to showcase two fabrics. And secondly Isabel's dress, because yay kitties!


Ruth made a really pretty sleeveless version of the Mathilde blouse, with a cute variation at the back - check it out. Anne made THREE Mathilde blouses in quick succession (you can see them all in the maker gallery) - I love the contrast buttons down the back of this one.

beginner sewing book

Lots of people have been making short versions of the Margot pyjamas from Love at First Stitch. These ones by Cathie are ridiculously pretty, non? But they're not just for girls, as Daisy's fella is keen to demonstrate!



I squealed out loud when I saw both these photos! How adorable do Christine and Caitlin look in their mother and daughter matching Cocos?! I wanna go round their house! And Heather Lou shows that she's the style queen yet again in her simple-chic outfit... swoon!

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I love how Kath has styled her pretty version of the Miette skirt... makes me wish Summer would never end. Christine made another maxi version of the Miette skirt, and got so many questions about how she made it that she's created a maxi Miette tutorial for you!


Julie looks so pretty in this simple yellow Delphine skirt, similar to the one I wear on the cover of Love at First Stitch. Chloeti made this lovely Mimi blouse... they'd look great together as an ensemble, non?


Next time I've got a wedding to go to, I'm basically gonna copy Nicola's version of the Lilou dress (again from Love at First Stitch). Sooo pretty. Jacq made it in two different fabrics - I love how this looks! And Shauni looks stunning in her classic red version - solid colours are great for showing off the scalloped neckline and pleat design on the skirt. (Be sure to take a peek at Shauni's collared Megan dress too - cuteness!)


A couple of final things to mention. Firstly, do you remember OWOP? One Week, One Pattern? This was a challenge I set myself a few years ago - and then you a couple of years ago - to wear things you've made from one sewing pattern for seven days in a row. It's like a styling challenge for a wearable garment in your handmade wardrobe. Well, Handmade Jane has taken the reins this year, hosting OWOP over on her blog starting on 6th September. Check out the deets and get involved! If you wear one of my patterns for your OWOP challenge (I'm currently trying to decide between Coco, Miette and Delphine for mine this year), be sure to let me know!


And finally I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all the amazing people who have reviewed my book on Amazon. I try not to get hung up on things like that but my publisher alerted me to the fact that more than 100 people have taken the time to write a five star review (whaaaat?!). It's so much more than I could have ever imagined and I really really appreciate the fact that you've taken the time to show your support for the book. You guys are the BEST! :)

Plenty more pictures of things people have made with the patterns on Pinterest. If you want to get your own creation included in the maker gallery, tweet me a pic or leave a comment on the blog with a link. I can't wait to see what you've made!

[Soundtrack: 'Pumped Up Kicks' by Foster the People]

26 comments:

  1. I love the kitties Megan dress, and what a great idea to make a maxi miette! Congratulations on 100 five star ratings, that's amazing! I got the book for my birthday and am trying to decide whether to try Megan and Daphne first - they are both so cute!

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  2. I LOVE seeing different versions of the same pattern. Amazing the difference fabric/shape/interpretation can make. I'm building up to making a Megan dress, just have a few other things to finish first (including a Coco!). x

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  3. That sleeveless Mathilde - absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. I love the creations shown here especially the first two. I really love your blog too! You do make sewing seem fun :)

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  5. Oh!! I'm soooo flattered (?) to see my beloved mimi next to the wonderfull makes of the others! I can't wait to make a liloo dress myself (I love the red version!!). Your book is really really the best! A friend of mine wants to start sewing and I'm going to offer her a version of your book!
    Thank you again for your work and your good mood!!

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  6. Well done Tilly on reaching 100 reviews on Amazon for your book - you deserve it :-)

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    1. also.... love Shauni's red Lilou - stunning! I've made two myself with the gathered Clemence skirt, has anybody made Lilou with sleeves - I'm trying to draft an elbow length sleeve pattern with not much success - any tips greatly appreciated!

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    2. I haven't seen a Lilou with sleeves yet but it's do-able. Be sure to widen the shoulder straps first and make a toile first as you may need to make some fit adjustments to accommodate sleeves, eg. slashing and spreading a bit at the armhole so the sleeve doesn't pull. Good luck!

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  7. Congratulations Tilly on the success of your amazing book! I really love your patterns and have made several Cocos, a Lilou and a Megan so far. The shapes and fit of the patterns have been really flattering and the instructions so clear. I've been writing about them on my new blog if you want to have a look at it for your maker gallery: http://audreywardrobeenvy.com/
    Well done everyone on the amazing makes in this gallery too! You've given me a lot of inspiration for the next few projects :-)

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    1. Wow! I've just had a look at your creations and they're absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Oh wow Tilly 100 five star reviews "Huge" congrats to you!
    I am sooo proud to have been included in your gallery and my man won't admit it... but he is loving it too.....
    Good luck on the office move....bestest Daisy J x x

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  9. Eep! Just received your book for my birthday yesterday and then went fabric shopping today - can't wait to start tweeting pics of what I make!

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  10. Hi Tilly your book is great now sewing with great results and enjoying it!
    My daughter is wearing the Margot Pjs and The Delphine skirt is amazing - the best thing I have ever made. Now going on to the Megan Dress
    Thank you
    Joanne

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  11. I love your book Tilly. Your instructions are amazing and I really like the presentation of the instructions and the photos :) I made two Delphine Skirts already. I have uploaded one to my blog, if you would like, you can have a look at http://ela-sews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/as-long-as-you-dont-look-at-back.html I can't wait to make more clothes from your book!

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    1. Oh my goodness, your Delphine is stunning!!

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  12. I love Twinkle's Megan dress. The plain bodice and patterned skirt are gorgeous! I also love Love At First Stitch - I finished my Margot pyjama bottoms earlier today, and am wearing them as I type. Sooo comfy...

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  13. Yay! congrats on 100 5 star reviews! that's quite an achievement! and i love everyone's Tilly makes, they all look so fab, especially the maxi Miette skirt!

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  14. I love everybody's different takes on your patterns! They are so easy to modify. So many possibilities. I have just finished making a Megan-Clemente combination :) xx

    http://alittlebitofjess04.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/megen-clemente-combination-diy.html

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  15. THIS is what I love about blogging! You bring people together from all over the place, just because we all love sewing (and we all love your patterns). Such an awesome sense of community!
    rebeccabeedesigns.blogspot.ca

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  16. I just ordered your book from Amazon in the US, I've been sewing for almost 40 years and I can't wait to try some of your lovely designs!!

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  17. How AMAZING to see my dress up there!! I love this book and have made 3 of the patterns so far - I'm planning a Delphine for autumn next and can't wait to get going on it!

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  18. Huge congrats on the amazing reviews on Amazon! I finished my second coco a few days ago and only blogged now about it eek.
    http://saturdaynightstitch.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/couture-coco-tilly-and-the-buttons-2/

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  19. I've been inspired by all the lovely makes in this post. I've just spotted Shauni's modified Megan - and love it. Am copying her excellent idea on my next version! I'll be joining in with OWOP fun for the first time this year. As I have five Cocos already, and plans for another one or two before long, the choice of what to wear was obvious. Am looking forward to getting tempted to try some other new to me patterns when I see what others opt for.

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  20. I've finally taken some pics of my Coco dress. Most comfortable, everyday dress I've ever made. The fabric is like baby's bottoms whisked together with clouds and marshmallows!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/79480359@N03/15337507191/

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