2 September 2015

Your Makes!

Hello, Laura here today with a round up of your recent makes. As usual it’s been great to see what everyone has been making with Tilly and the Buttons patterns. Here are a few of our faves from the past few weeks...

Clemence skirt - instructions to make your own in Love at First Stitch

The Clemence skirt is really versatile as you draw the pattern yourself from simple rectangles! The instructions for the skirt are in Tilly's book, Love at First Stitch. Kidoan has made an above-the-knee version using a ice cream sprinkle printed fabric – yum! Rosie has chosen to make hers in a midi length which looks soooo stylish worn with a simple Breton top. We love!

Agnes top - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

Our current pattern obsession is the Agnes jersey top - it’s super versatile and the long sleeved version is perfect now the weather is cooling down. Jennifer has made a gorgeous striped version that could be worn with anything. Clare made the ruched sleeve version following our Learn to Sew Jersey Tops online workshop, which you can take from home. She sent us some feedback:

“I absolutely loved the online course. It was so helpful to have the videos to support the instructions. I would definitely recommend this format to anyone new to sewing as it is so straightforward. Also, I don't know anyone else who sews so it was really lovely to be part of a social/interactive course.”

Agnes top - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

Ama also made her striped Agnes top using our Learn to Sew Jersey Tops online workshop. She said,

“Some people told me I would need an overlocker to sew jersey. So I when I came across the online workshop to sew jersey on a regular sewing machine I decided to give it a go. In the videos, Tilly explains all techniques in detail. (Thank you, Tilly!) And all questions in the forum are answered quickly. It was also nice to see everyone's shared results. The Agnes top pattern is so versatile: you just want to make more and more tops!” 

Selmin has definitely caught the jersey sewing bug making an amazing collection of Agnes tops – very impressive!

Bettine dress - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

The Bettine dress is still proving extremely popular. Veronica looks very happy to be wearing her fun and colourful version - love this! Kirsty has chosen a lovely floral print that we think will also look great with tights and a cardi in the Autumn.

Arielle sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

We're dreaming of Arielle skirts in many colours at the moment. Katia’s mini version in navy blue twill looks great worn with a bright yellow top. Arleen made this pink Arielle in canvas from Birch Fabrics - beauuutiful.

Fifi camisole and shorts set - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

The Fifi camisole and shorts set is a great one for improving your sewing skills and learning some new techniques, such as sewing on the bias and creating a double-stitched narrow elasticated waistband. Ashley has added a special touch with some cream broderie anglaise trim while Claire has kept in classic using black and white polka dots. We love them both!

Megan dress - sewing pattern in Love at First Stitch

Rinkie has made a lovely Megan dress from Love at First Stitch in a pale baby blue – also we may have slight wallpaper envy! Annie looks great in her Megan dress made with a multi coloured, large polka dot print. You probably can't spot the empire waist seam as she's done a great job of pattern matching those spots.

Mimi sewing pattern - Love at First Stitch

Julia looks very sophisticated in her Mimi blouse from Love at First Stitch made in a gorgeous teal colour. We love Bonnie’s retro styling of her Mimi blouse, worn with some fab cats eye glasses.

Lilou sewing pattern - Love at First Stitch

Kertstin has made a gorgeous Lilou dress from Love at First Stitch lined with a floral printed fabric. Cat is showing how lovely the Lilou looks from the back by wearing her adorable baby pink version - we love those pleats!

Coco sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

And last but never least, we're starting to dream of cosy Coco tops and dresses for the colder weather that's slowly creeping in. Anne looks so snuggly in her Coco dress with patch pockets and funnel neck. We love the way Katia has styled her funnel neck Coco top, tucked into a high-waisted skirt.

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 one of our patterns, send us your best photo for the Maker Gallery - you tweet us, email us or send us a link through this page. You can also tag us on Instagram but best send it to us another way as well as we don't catch all our Instagram notifications before they disappear from our feed.

We can’t wait to see what you've been making!


  1. Sewing eye candy heaven!! I'm so excited to have cut out my first Tilly pattern last night (the Bettine) and planning to sew it up tonight ready for the weekend. I'll be sure to send you a link to my blog post once it's up but in the meantime thanks for the gorgeous pattern!!

    1. Aw you're welcome, Nat :) Looking forward to seeing your Bettine dress.

  2. Oooh feeling all proud thanks for the share. I love my spotty Fifi I wore them in turkey last week and it was perfectly cool.

  3. Oooh feeling all proud thanks for the share. I love my spotty Fifi I wore them in turkey last week and it was perfectly cool.

  4. Hello everyone! I recently purchased some wool jersey.. I initially intended to make a miniskirt out of it, but now wondering if it would work with an Agnes pattern? It's very soft but slightly on the thick side for a jersey. What do you all think?

  5. Very nice. I want to sew dresses like yours. it's suitable to walk along streets in the casual outfits

  6. That is amazing to see! Every piece is incredible :)) I will send you my Mathilde blouse very soon. There are only the button holes left, I'm a bit scared. Have a nice day, Sophia

  7. Amazing site and fantastic ideas! Like it a lot!


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