16 October 2018

NEW PATTERNS! Meet the Nora Top

Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

It's an exciting day as we have two gorgeous new sewing patterns to introduce you to! Nora and Ness are modern, stylish and effortlessly wearable. Our team has already made multiple versions of each patterns - we're officially obsessed!

First, let me tell you all about Nora...

Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

If you like Coco, you'll love Nora. Quick and simple to make, easy to fit, extremely wearable and oh so versatile - what's not to like? Whip up Nora as a high neck sweater, top or t-shirt in a range of stretch knit fabrics, from sweater knits to jersey.
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE DESIGN


Nora has a boxy, oversize shape with drop shoulders and wide sleeves. Choose from slouchy high neck or round neckband, longline hem or cropped and stepped hem with side splits, short, elbow-length or extra long sleeves... in fact, there are 12 different neckband, hem and sleeve combinations so you can fill your wardrobe with lurrvely me-mades from just one pattern!

The ultimate in relaxed style, wear the cropped version over high-waisted jeans or tuck the cropped version into a skirt. My favourite detail is probably the extra long sleeves that are perfect for snuggling up in on cold days. Nora is definitely a year-rounder though - I've been wearing the t-shirt all last summer too.

Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE SEWING PATTERN


Our award-winning patterns feature clear instructions with step-by-step colour photos to guide you through the project. The pattern pieces themselves are clearly labelled so you can see which seam is which and how they go together.

We think Nora is suitable for confident beginners. It's super quick and simple to make - no darts, fastenings, gathering, set-in sleeves or other fiddly bits. The only reason it's labelled for "confident" beginners rather than complete newbies is that it's designed for knit fabrics, so needs a zigzag stitch rather than a straight stitch. Pick a fabric that isn't too stretchy or slippery if you want to guarantee an easy make ;)

Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Order the printed sewing pattern and we’ll send you a gorgeous package in the post. Made in the UK, our patterns are printed on durable paper which you can use again and again without it tearing or scrunching up. As well as our online shop, you can buy them from fabric shops and department stores around the world - check our our list of stockists.

Prefer to print and assemble your pattern at home?  Buy the digital pattern and you’ll get an email in an instant with a PDF to download. Ooh and one more thing - for the first time we've created an A0 version for those of you who like to get your digital patterns printed at a copy shop! We're working on creating A0 versions of all our patterns so watch this space...

Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

SIZING AND SUPPLIES


Nora can be made in loads of different kinds of knit fabrics. Look for something light- to medium-weight that stretches crosswise at least 10% wider than its original size. Try jersey (cotton, viscose, silk...), interlock, ponte or double knit, lighter weight loopback sweatshirting, sweater knits or even stretch velvet. Find out how much fabric and other supplies you’ll need for each version on the shop page.

Louise has been having fun choosing fabric suggestions for you that we'll share in a blog post soon. It's a tough job... sigh...

The pattern includes eight sizes – from UK 6 – 20, US 2 – 16, or EUR 34 – 48. You can see the exact body measurements on the sizing chart. It's ridiculously simple to fit thanks to the oversize boxy shape, drop shoulders and choice of hemlines. You're welcome!

Nora sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Fancy whipping up a Nora top? Order your pattern from our online shop. We predict this will be a popular one!

We're so excited to see what you make. Please share with us on Instagram @TillyButtons with the hashtag #SewingNora so we can see - can't wait!

Next up, I'll tell you all about our other new pattern, the Ness skirt...

*****
Photographer: Jane Looker
Hair and make up: Natalie @ The Bridal Stylists
Model: Harriet Hutton
Fabric: Glitter pink stripe sweatshirting from Tilly and the Buttons (we're out of the pink but have some left in grey!) / Black stripe viscose jersey from Minerva Crafts / Icicle blue jersey from Fabworks
Massive thanks to our amazing pattern testers for your help! x x x

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