24 June 2015

Your Makes!

Hello, Laura here! Back with another look at what everyone has been making with Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns recently. Now the warmer weather is finally here we have lots of fab makes to inspire your summertime sewing...

Agnes top - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

This month we launched a brand new pattern – the Agnes top. It’s the perfect jersey top to throw on every day, with lots of different combinations to choose from. Jobena and Sam both made theirs by following our online workshop, Learn to Sew Jersey Tops. Jobena went for ruched sleeves and plain neckline; Sam went for plain sleeves and ruched neckline. Both are adorable!

Agnes top - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Katie (another student of Learn to Sew Jersey Tops) used a lovely floral jersey for her Agnes top - so summery! We lurrrve this nautical version with shortened sleeves by our workshop teacher Zoe.

Arielle skirt - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

We have lots of fantastic pics of Arielle skirts sent over to us this month. Kylie has used some red buttons to add a pop of colour to her plain blue Arielle, while Lynz has made her version out of chambray. She looks suitably excited to be wearing it!

Arielle skirt - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

You may not be able to see from this pic, but check out Lynne’s blog for a close up of the crazily cute face buttons she used on her red Arielle. Yvonne has made a very stylish longer length denim Arielle and Lisa has added a fun touch to hers by using multi-coloured buttons. We love!

Francoise dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

The sleeveless version of the Francoise sewing pattern is a great dress for the warm weather. Kharina made a stunning version in a pale fabric, adding some interest with the optional tab. Vicki has used this amaazzing flamingo fabric for her Francoise. Want!

Mimi blouse - sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch

Joanna followed the pussy bow tutorial on the blog to create her pretty Mimi blouse (sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch). Tassadit looks great in her classic Mimi, made with a cute ditzy floral and contrasting red buttons.

Clemence skirt - sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch

Simona has teemed her Mimi with a chambray Clemence skirt (both patterns in Love at First Stitch). Rachel has used a lovely navy and white quilting cotton for her Clemence. They both look so classic and chic.

Lilou dress - sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch

Becca made her stunning Lilou dress using another flamingo print fabric – flamingo sewing is definitely a new craze! Pamela used the tutorial in Love at First Stitch to add the scalloped neckline to her Lilou dress, choosing the gathered rather than the pleated skirt.

Coco dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

We have been going crazy over Jo’s stripy green Coco dress with short sleeves and patch pockets – very Joules, non? Daniela has made an equally adorable dress in a polka dot knit. You can't go wrong with stripes or polka dots, basically.

Delphine skirt - sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch

How cute does Akram look wearing her Delphine skirt (pattern in Love at First Stitch) with matching headband – very school girl chic! Claire lengthened her Delphine skirt for a different look. If you fancy learning to make your own Delphine skirt, we've got a workshop in our South London studio on Saturday 11 July.

Miette skirt and Mathilde blouse - sewing patterns by Tilly and the Buttons

Karen made a nautical themed Miette skirt - love the red piping detail along the waistband and pockets. Bianca looks stunning in her semi-sheer Mathilde blouse in a lovely mint green polka dot. Need this!!

Megan dress - sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch

Adding extra details to your creations is a great way to make them stand out. The way Brenda has sewn buttons at the waist of her Megan dress is really effective (sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch). And last but by no means least - the toothpaste fabric Nickey has chosen for her Megan dress is simply excellent :)

As usual it was sooo hard to choose which of your many wonderful makes to include in this month's round up post, so please go and check out all the other amazing creations in our Maker Galleries on Pinterest. If you've sewn something with a Tilly and the Buttons sewing pattern, send us your best photo for the Maker Gallery - you can tweet us, email us or send us a link through this page. We can’t wait to see what you've made!

20 comments:

  1. Aw, thank you so much for posting my Lilou dress! It's a boost of encouragement for me! I've got one more pattern to use from Love at First Stitch and then I'll be done. I've loved using that book so much! I guess I'll just have to go through it again. :)

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    1. Hooray! That's so great to hear you've been sewing your way through the book :)

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  2. Thank you for featuring my skirt! I just wish I could find the buttons on the interwebs to share the buttony goodness with everybody!

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    1. They're sooo cute. I have the same buttons on a refashioned lace blouse I made years ago, found in a haberdashery in Edinburgh.

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  3. These are all beautiful! I've been slowly working my way through Love at First Stitch. I've made the headscarf and 2 pairs of pj pants, and now I'm working on 2 simultaneous Clemence skirts: one denim, one in pink linen. I'm so impatient to get to the Mimi blouse!

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  4. Thanks for sharing my Miette. I have the biggest smile on my face. It's made my day to be in the Maker Gallery! X

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    1. Thank YOU for making such a beautiful Miette skirt x

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  5. Oh wow, there I am! Thank you for featuring me in your round up. I'm actually wearing my green stripey Coco dress today! Haha.

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    1. Watch out, we might come round and steal it off you...

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  6. OMG, everyone looks so FAB in their home sewn clothes!! Lots of VERY talented folks out there in their Tilly and the Buttons patterns! I must admit I'm a 61 year old woman who sta
    rted sewing at the age of 4, and remember the decades when home sewing was considered just so almost tacky. I dearly love seeing the resurgence of home sewing by all you young, classy people! Love the clothes!

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    1. That's such a lovely sentiment - hooray for the resurgence of sewing!

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  7. Thank you for featuring my Arielle skirt. Am working on an Agnes top from the online workshop next. Love seeing what everyone has made !

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    1. You're very welcome. Can't wait to see your Agnes top :)

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  8. Thank you for featuring my Delphine skirt. I was so excited to see my photo. I have just started sewing and have made only 2 skirts ever, both of which are from your book. Nobody can believe it when I tell them I made it myself!!

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  9. I LOVE that Francoise sewing pattern made with the Flamingo Cloth!

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  10. Wow! I am on your blog, Tilly. Totally unexpected. It was a nice surprise to see myself in the adorable Agnes top. I have made another since for my daughter. She proudly wore it to work today :)

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  11. Thanks so much for featuring my Agnes top, it made me smile. It always inspires me seeing others interpretations. You must feel overwhelmed seeing everyones hard work and of course your own. I love the T&TB patterns and totally loved the workshop too. Katie x

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  12. Thanks so much for all the great posts, I've learnt so much from you!! I have just used one of your tutorials to help me to grade a pattern for a perfectly fitting vintage style dress!! I'd love to know what you think!! http://ditsy-tulip.com/butterick-b6094-the-finishing-touches/

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  13. Hi, your post is great and learnt more techniques from it. I love your dresses and I am trying to make these types of pattern design with help of dressmaking paper. Thanks for share with us wonderful design.

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