11 November 2015

Your Makes!

Hello! Lexy here, the newest member of Tilly’s team. It is my privilege today to go through some of the lovely things that you have been making with our sewing patterns, and have selected a few to go into this month’s round up blog post…this has been difficult. You are all so talented. (I also get sidetracked reading your blogs and wanting to make things, which really isn’t helping guys. Also, many of you have ADORABLE pets.)

Orla sewing pattern - made by Momita and Jennie

Orla is the newest member of the TATB pattern family, and she’s a beaut! Who can resist a snowdrop collar and dipped hemline to skim your derriere?! Tres flattering. Here we have Jennie rocking her cat print Orla. Tilly was lucky enough to see this IRL at the Knitting and Stitching show, and assures me it is every bit as gorgeous in reality as in the pic. Momita has also made a beautiful Orla, and customised hers with textile markers – super creative and cute.

Mathilde sewing pattern - made by Bonjour Teaspoon and AmyMathilde was Tilly’s first ever pattern, and has established itself as a classic – and can we please take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this bicycle print version, posted by Bonjour Teaspoon?! And if you prefer the life aquatic, how about Amy’s lovely royal blue one covered in fish?

Miette sewing pattern - made by Wiebke and Bex

Miette is such an amazing first project – it’s the first thing I ever made (aside from some embroidered cosmetic pouches, but the less said about those…). We are loving Wiebke’s chic purple version, which will no doubt become a wardrobe staple. Props for the cute floral waistband lining, I may have to borrow this idea for my next Miette. And here’s a hack we shared on Instagram, but are still in love with – Bex’s pinafore Miette, where the pinny is attached with poppers. How could you not want this in your wardrobe?!

Coco sewing pattern - made by Karen and Ashleigh

Oh Coco, how well you serve us. A style that flatters all, and is versatile for winter and summer, it remains one of our most popular patterns (and guess what? Beginners can do it too! Yeah!). Karen is looking lovely in her monochrome Coco, and has made it in a gorgeous striped ponte roma jersey. We heart stripes. Ashleigh is rocking her sweet tangerine Arielle – top marks for accompanying band t-shirt. I hope you didn’t need any Help! and that sewing it up didn’t prove A Hard Day’s Night. I’m sure it was fine, as it did all Come Together and it’s a beaut. (I love puns. I can’t help myself. Sorry Ashleigh.)

Agnes sewing pattern - made by Marie and Emily

Hack alert! Marie has created the CUTEST bunny print dress by modifying the Agnes top. Bunnies in top hats. Bunnies in glasses. Cute and comfy dress. What’s not to love? Emily has also created a super chic and versatile stripy Agnes, which will no doubt be worn again and again. If you don't feel confident sewing stretchy fabric, take a look at our Learn to Sew Jersey Tops workshop which you can watch from the comfort of your own sewing room/dining room table/desk when the kids have gone to bed and you finally have some peace.

Bettine sewing pattern - made by Vivi and Rachel
Vivi chose a lovely red cherry crepe for her Bettine, and customised it with a scarf belt at the waist, which looks lovely and also comfortable, and is making us miss summer! Rachel has gone for a beautiful flowery number, perfect for cheering up a grey day. Rachel – you can never have too many Bettines. Go for it!

Fifi sewing pattern - made by Angela and Bee

How cute are these Fifi sets?? Angela has made hers in a beautiful, vibrant checked tartan, whilst Bee has created a gorgeous blue flowery print number. Who needs to get dressed when we could be lounging around the house in beauties like these?!?

Megan and Lilou Sewing patterns - Made by Alexandra and Jude

Alexandra looks lovely in her monochrome Megan dress, and Jude looks fab in her flamingo Lilou! These ladies have the party season sorted! These beautiful patterns are included in our book, Love at First Stitch.

Francoise and Delphine sewing patterns - made by Lauren and Rach

Lauren is such a sixties babe. This Francoise dress is gorgeous, the perfect thing for when you want to be able to say “This old thing? Just something I threw together!”. Lauren also has a post on her blog about using the Fifi shorts pattern as part of a Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween costume, I highly recommend checking it out! And to round off the delights of the Maker Gallery this month, here is the pattern we have been SWOONING over at #tillytowers…it’s the Delphine-arees! Hats off to you Rach, you have created a thing of beauty by hacking the Delphine skirt from Love at First Stitch, and we are in lust. This has been getting a lot of love on Instagram, head over to her blog to see more pics and read about how she did it.

So that’s it gang! I’ve had a lot of fun going through your makes, and as it’s always so hard to pick which ones to include on the blog, we’ve put more on Pinterest for you to go and check out and be inspired by. We love seeing what you’ve created, so please do get in touch via email, Twitter, or the link on this page. You can also tag us on Instagram, but please do also email it through so we can be sure we’ve received it.

I hope you all have a lovely November, and can’t wait to see your makes. Until next time! Lexy x


  1. Wow! I must learn to see. All the garments are really nice, I think I need to give up work and take up sewing.

  2. Tilly, what a find job you are doing of inspiring young people to sew again! Look at all of the beautiful creations that are being exposed to give others the "itch". I am 63 years old, have been sewing since I was 15, and I still learn new things from your precious blog! Thank you and keep it movin!

  3. Merci Tilly pour l'envoi de mon patron !! J'ai le tissu, le patron , la machine...
    Pensez-vous un jour donner des cours en France ? Car l'idée de copier ses vêtements préférés est extrêmement attirante. ��

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  5. oh thank you very much for your quote on my Fifi !!


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