13 June 2016

Introducing the Marigold Sewing Pattern!

Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the ButtonsMarigold trousers sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons


We are sooooo excited to introduce you to our latest sewing pattern!

Marigold features two Summer essentials in one pattern – whip up a stylish jumpsuit or casual trousers, destined to become your go-to outfits!

ORDER THE MARIGOLD SEWING PATTERN


Here's a little video so you can see how it looks on a moving person (click bottom right of the frame above to watch it in full screen)...

Marigold trousers sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

How to wear it

Throw on the super comfy Marigold jumpsuit with sandals or plimsolls for a picnic in the park, or with heels and a statement necklace for bossing it at the office or a night out on the town. The jumpsuit also looks great layered over tops, so can carry you through to the milder months.

Wear the trousers with a casual t-shirt for chillaxercising at home or dress them up with a silky camisole for going out. This is one of those favourite outfits that make you look put together yet feel as comfy as if you’re wearing your PJs! I’ve just got back from a trip and can testify that these are perfect plane travel trousers. I’ve also been wearing them to the office non-stop!

Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold trousers sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Design in detail

The trousers are super quick to make, and the relaxed shape makes them easier than most trousers to fit to your body type. They are peg-shaped - easy-fitting at the hip, tapering into a slim line ankle. The waist has gentle shaping from pleats and darts, cinched in with a quick-sew elasticated waistband. And let’s not forget the all-essential slash pockets for nonchalant slouching!

If you’re making the jumpsuit version, the bodice is shaped with bust darts and a sweetheart neckline, with a comfortable blousy waist. It has wide (bra-concealing!) shoulder straps, and closes with an invisible zip at the side.

Marigold jumpsuit and trousers sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Practicalities

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Marigold comes with jargon-busting instructions, packed full of sewing tips and photos demonstrating each step.

The pattern includes eight sizes, similar to UK 6 – 20 - you can see the measurements on the sizing chart.

Order the printed pattern and we'll send you a gorgeous package in the post, with full size pattern sheets on reusable paper (not scrunchy tissue) and full colour booklet. We ship around the world. If you prefer the digital version, we'll email you instantly with a PDF pattern to print and stick together at home.

The printed pattern is also available from many of our stockists – check your favourite fabric/craft shop – and if they don’t have it, you can always ask them to stock it! :)

Marigold trousers sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

We suggest you sew your Marigolds in light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), silk or poly crêpe de chine, or lighter weight chambray. The trousers could also be made in a lightweight low stretch jersey.

Drape is key – avoid crisp fabrics such as cotton lawn, and definitely don’t use anything thick like sweatshirt fabric (trust me, I tried it and it wasn’t pretty!). Check how much fabric and other supplies you need.

We’ve labelled Marigold as suitable for ‘confident beginners’. All in all, it’s a pretty straightforward make. The hardest parts are potentially altering the trouser shape if you need to (as I said, they are relatively easy to fit for trousers - yay!), and inserting the zip into the jumpsuit.

Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Sewalong!

We’re having a sewalong! Yay! If you think you’ll need a bit of extra help sewing the pattern, or if you want the social incentive of making something at the same time as a group of other likeminded crafters, then you can follow along with our detailed posts on this blog over the next few weeks. We will cover…

Wed 15 June – Choosing fabric
Fri 17 June - Design hack ideas - we have lots of them!
Fri 24 June – Fitting the trousers (including lengthening or shortening, lowering the trouser waistline and adjusting the crotch)
Fri 24 June – Fitting the bodice (including lengthening or shortening, bust adjustments and straps)
Mon 27 June – Cut and stabilise your fabric
Wed 29 June – Trouser darts, pleats and pockets
Fri 1 July – Trouser legs
Mon 4 July – Waistband and bodice
Wed 6 July – Jumpsuit only: Insert the invisible zip
Fri 8 July – Jumpsuit only: Straps and neckline facing
Mon 11 July – Elasticated waistband and hemming
Wed 27 July – Your makes!

The sewalong will stay up on the blog on the Marigold page, so you can catch up at a later date if you prefer.

Marigold jumpsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

We hope you are as excited about Marigold as we are! Can’t WAIT to see what you make. Share your fabric choices, works in progress and finished makes on Instagram using the hashtag #SewingMarigold so we can see!



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Photographer: Fanni Williams / Hair and make up: Katie for Natalie Guest / Model: Rosabella Riddington – check out her inspiring sewing blog!
Fabric: Platinum Luxury Crepe from Plush Addict / Chopsticks rayon from Sew Over It (now sold out)
Accessories: Original Shiny Yellow Sandals by Saltwater / Plimsolls by Toms / Necklace by Oliver Bonas
Extra special thanks to our pattern testers for your incredibly helpful feedback and gorgeous creations! x x x

8 comments:

  1. Mine hass arrived, thank you so much for the really fast delivery..Looking forward to the 'sewalong' xx

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    1. Hooray! So glad you're taking part - can't wait to see what you make...

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  2. Hi Tilly, dithering which size to cut for the trousers..my waist is 30 inches ie a pattern size 4 but see the finished size is 39 inchest,bit worried might end up at my ankles!!..out of interest which size do you make for yourself please ? Xx

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    1. Hi Rose - don't worry! That is the size the waist will be before you put the elastic in and cinch it to your waist - it needs to be that size so it can go over your hips. Because of this, we suggest to choose your pattern size based on your hip measurement (or waist - whichever is larger). Stay tuned for our fitting post which will be coming shortly :)

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    2. Aaah it all makes sense now!!.thank you Vanessa!!..look forward to the sew along 😊 xx

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    3. Aaah it all makes sense now!!.thank you Vanessa!!..look forward to the sew along 😊 xx

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  3. I am making this for my 12 year old daughter. Her bust (86cm) and waist (71cm) are size 3 but her hips are 89cm so a size 2. How do I handle this? Also I will need to make the pattern shorter - I see there are places indicated in the pattern to do so I just need to know how to measure the nape to waist to know how much to take out (though not too much as she is growing like a weed right now!)

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    1. Hi Esther, have a look at our post on fitting the bodice - plus the one on fitting the trousers if you need that too. It shows you how to combine different bust/waist/hip sizes and how to shorten the pattern. :)
      Tilly

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