1 July 2020

10 Design Hack Ideas for the Dominique Skirt

10 design hack ideas for the Dominique skirt

Our easy-peasy Dominique skirt has had a makeover and now comes with two extra sizes - yippee!

The pattern now comes in sizes 1-10, which translates to UK 6-24, US 2-20 and EUR 34-52. It's available as a printed pattern on durable paper sheets or as a PDF pattern for immediate download in both print-at-home (A4 or US letter) and copyshop formats (A0).

Tilly designed this pattern with complete novices in mind as it's so simple to sew. If you're a more confident stitcher, Dominique makes the perfect blank canvas for hacking and adding your own design touches. It actually includes not one but two skirts - a straight skirt and a bias-cut flared skirt, each in two lengths. The patch pocket is also one of our favourite details and you can use that pattern piece to add cute pockets to many more me-mades.
10 design hacks for the Dominique skirt

I started working on pattern hack ideas for Dominique last year when the ideas came flooding into my head (and Pinterest board), and I am very pleased to see that the first one I'm going to show you couldn't be more on-trend at the mo'. I can also see some of these ideas pairing really well with a handmade top in matching fabric - that way you can wear the co-ordinating pieces together or separately to get even more wear out of them!

Most of these ideas would be pretty simple to do, but if you're using particularly precious cloth it would be worth making a toile first to check the measurements on you. I have linked a couple of TATB videos from our YouTube channel that might help with some of the techniques you would use.

So, let's get into it... ten design hack ideas for Dominique coming right up!

10 design hack ideas for the Dominique skirt
Images: Top row - 1 / 2 / 3 Middle row - 1 / 2 / 3 / Bottom row - 1 / 2 / 3
    
My favourite idea of the bunch is to hack the Dominique skirt into a wonderfully floaty tiered summer skirt. Three is the magic number, so I think that number of tiers is just right for me. You could whip up a mini, midi, or maxi skirt - you probably won't stop at one!

To do this you can use the straight skirt pattern piece and create a new cutting line for your second tier to attach to. I think somewhere around your hip line would be nice for the second tier to join the main skirt, and don't forget to add 1.5cm (5/8in) for your seam allowance to join the next tier. The skirt has a seam down the centre front and centre back, but you could eliminate this if you like by making it 1.5cm (5/8in) narrower.

You will need to draft rectangles for the second and third tiers. I would make each tier approximately 30% wider than the bottom hem of the skirt above. Bear in mind how wide your fabric is when working out your tier measurements - if you've eliminated the centre seams, your fabric will need to be on the wider side for the lower tier if you're making one of the larger sizes.

That decides the width, but the length will vary depending on your height and whether you want to make a mini, midi or maxi skirt. Sewing a vertical strip of your tiers to test out whether you are happy with where the length hits is a good idea before gathering all the fabric. And/or try the skirt on before adding each tier.

Once you have your pieces cut out, you will need to gather them to make them fit the above tier - this video on how to sew gathers is a handy tool for getting them nice and even. Then hem your skirt and you're ready to swish, swish, swish around in me-made style!

10 design hack ideas for the Dominique skirt

24 June 2020

Tilly's Indigo Midi Dress of Dreams

Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

It's official... I've joined the Indigo Midi Dress Club... and I'm obsessed!At 5'1" with curvy hips, I always thought a midi dress would look unflattering on me, especially a looser fitting shape like this. But I tried one on in H&M and was pleasantly surprised. And of course I left the shop empty-handed thanks to the stitcher's refrain, "I could make that!".Tilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the ButtonsTilly's Indigo midi dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
So make it I did. This is of course our popular Indigo dress sewing pattern, with the short sleeves and midi tier extra pieces from the Indigo add-on pattern. (You can buy them together at a discount with this PDF bundle.) I love love LOVE this dress - it's so floaty and whimsical, comfy yet pretty, breezy for summer days with a bit of extra leg coverage for cooler evenings.
And it turns out I really like the silhouette on me. It just goes to show, never say never when it comes to your style or what is supposed to suit your body shape.


19 June 2020

Fitting the Jaimie Pyjama Bottoms and Shorts

Fitting the Jaimie pyjamas sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Making the Jaimie pyjama bottoms or shorts and want some advice on getting a good fit? Well, that's lucky - you've come to the right place!

The great news is the Jaimie PJs are easy-peasy (lemon squeezy) to fit thanks to the loose, loungewear style and waistline cinched in with elastic or a drawstring. Yay! And, as they are pyjamas, the only people who will see you wearing them are the people you live with, your pets, and anyone you're showing them off to on your Zoom meetings, so there's no need to worry if you don't nail the perfect fit on the first try.

For more involved projects we often recommend you make a toile or wearable toile (a practice version made in cheap fabric to test the fit) but it's not necessary here. Sure, if you have your eye on some expensive and stunningly beautiful, one-of-a-kind fabric, you might want to make a practice pair in cheaper fabric so you're not devastated if they need a bit of tweaking. Otherwise, just go for it!

If you're new to sewing I'd like you to listen very carefully to what I'm about to say: your pyjamas don't need to be perfect. So what if they turn out a bit wonky or baggy? You made them. How amazing is that?!

In this post we're going to cover:
  • Choosing your size
  • Lengthening or shortening 
  • How to combine different waist and hip pattern sizes
  • Full booty adjustment
Fitting the Jaimie pyjamas sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Choosing your size

17 June 2020

Fabric Shopping for the Jaimie Pyjamas

Fabric shopping for the Jaimie pyjamas - Tilly and the Buttons

Making the Jaimie pyjamas? Wondering what fabric to choose? I'm going to take you through some fabric suggestions for our latest sewing pattern - the good news is that these fabrics are easy-to-sew, easy-to-find and come in lots of lovely prints!

If you haven't yet seen the latest sewing pattern to join our collection, the Jaimie pyjamas are an ideal sewing project for beginners, and a satisfyingly speedy make for more experienced stitchers. Super comfy, they're perfect for sleeping, lounging, and working from home - just throw on a smart blouse and you’re ready for your Zoom meeting! 

If you're a new stitcher and are nervous about getting stuck into your first project, Jaimie is designed to be the perfect first make. It is easy to sew and fit, plus there is an accompanying free video tutorial where Tilly takes you through making the Jaimie pyjama bottoms from start to finish. 

It's also a great pattern for teaching people to sew and, as we often get requests for patterns for teens and tweens, we've added an extra small size to this pattern - equivalent to UK size 4 / US size 0 / EUR size 32.

Fabric shopping for the Jaimie pyjamas - Tilly and the Buttons

Jaimie is designed for light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, shirting, “quilting cotton”, flannel, double gauze and viscose (rayon). The first four of these options are great for beginners as they're to cut and sew. If you have a few projects under your belt, you might want to pick a more floaty viscose or crinkly double gauze for a luxury pair of pyjama bottoms or shorts.

We reckon anything goes when it comes to pyjama prints, so you can have so much fun choosing your fabric! Pick that doughnut print, show your love of cats in what you're wearing, or go for a bold floral that you wish you had as wallpaper. The opportunities to play with print are endless!

We haven't seen these fabrics IRL, so do request a sample if you want to check it's exactly what you are looking for before making your purchase. If you are completely new to shopping online for fabric, check out Tilly's tips.

Fabric shopping for the Jaimie pyjamas - Tilly and the Buttons

10 June 2020

Meet the Jaimie Pyjama Pattern - With Free Video Tutorial!

Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Who wants to hear about the latest sewing pattern to join the Tilly and the Buttons family? All of you? Yay! Meet your new handmade wardrobe must-have, the Jaimie pyjama bottoms and shorts.

Photographed before lockdown, the Jaimie PJs are an ideal sewing project for beginners, and a satisfyingly speedy make for more experienced stitchers. Super comfy, they're perfect for sleeping, lounging, and working from home - just throw on a smart blouse and you’re ready for your Zoom meeting!

We wanted to make this pattern as accessible as possible for new stitchers, so before lockdown we filmed a free video tutorial where Tilly takes you through making the Jaimie pyjama bottoms from start to finish.

Since it's a great pattern for teaching people to sew, and since we often get requests for patterns for teens and tweens, we've added an extra small size to this pattern - equivalent to UK size 4 / US size 0 / EUR size 32.

AND it's available at a special entry-level price of just £12 for the printed version, or £9.50 for the digital version :)



Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

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27 May 2020

How to Sew Narrow French Seams (with Video!)

How to Sew Narrow French Seams (with Video!) - Tilly and the Buttons

French seams are a rather fancy way of creating a lovely, neat finish on the inside of your handmade garments. What they do is enclose the unsightly raw edges of the fabric within a neatly stitched secret cavity, never to be seen again… or that’s how I like to think of them!

How to Sew Narrow French Seams (with Video!) - Tilly and the Buttons

I'm demonstrating on our Jaimie pyjamas sewing pattern. You can also sew French seams on blouses, dresses, underwear… you name it! Try them out on our Fifi boudoir set and Mathilde blouse too.

They work really nicely on light- to medium-weight fabric, but not so great on heavier fabrics where they'd create bulky seams. They’re particularly useful on sheer fabrics as they look less conspicuous than overlocked seams. The strength of the seam also makes them practical for clothing that’s going to go through the laundry a lot.

Just before lockdown kicked in, Jenny and I made you a video demonstrating how to sew French seams. The pattern I'm sewing is coming soon...



21 May 2020

Tilly's Nautical Chic Alexa Jumpsuit

Tilly's Nautical Chic Alexa Jumpsuit - sewing pattern by Tilly and the ButtonsTilly's Nautical Chic Alexa Jumpsuit - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Serving up naval officer realness with my latest make - the Alexa jumpsuit sewing pattern.

Inspired by the simplicity of the black version we made for our gorgeous real gal model Selena (as seen on the shop page - linked above), I was originally going to make exactly the same jumpsuit, but at last minute I pivoted and settled on navy instead.

The fabric is a linen viscose blend that I bought from Lamazi Fabrics. I found the gold buttons in my stash - they are flat-topped with little shanks, and were perfect for the look I had in mind.

Tilly's Nautical Chic Alexa Jumpsuit - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

17 May 2020

Fitting the Alexa Jumpsuit or Playsuit

Fitting Alexa jumpsuit playsuit romper - Tilly and the Buttons

Making the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit and want some extra tips on how to get a good fit? Well, look no further. This blog post is going to cover some of the most common fitting adjustments you might want to make to this sewing pattern.

Please don't feel like you need to do many of these adjustments, or even any at all! Our bodies are wonderfully unique and you'll probably find that only a few (or none) of the following adjustments will apply to you. We've covered the most common adjustments so they're there to help you if you need it.

In this post we're going to cover:
  • Making a (wearable) toile - or not! 
  • Choosing your size
  • Lengthening or shortening pattern pieces
  • How to combine pattern sizes
  • Bust adjustments
  • Trouser fitting adjustments
Fitting Alexa jumpsuit playsuit romper - Tilly and the Buttons

15 May 2020

Common Trouser Fitting Adjustments

Common fitting adjustments for trousers, pants or shorts - Tilly and the Buttons

Do you like the idea of making trousers or pants, but feel a little nervous about the prospect of fitting them? Well, fear not, as help is here! This blog post will cover the most common fitting adjustments you may need to do when sewing trousers.

We've covered a few different fitting adjustments here, but don't feel like you have to try them all! You may not need to make any alterations to your pattern, or perhaps you feel you need to do just one or two tweaks.

If you're not sure whether you'll need to make some alterations, or even what adjustments you might need, it's a good idea to make a "toile" - a mock-up garment in a similar weight fabric you don't mind using to test the fit - so you can see how a particular pattern works on you. It's more important if you're making something with a close-fitting crotch and bum area, like the Jessa trousers and shorts, but not as vital if you're making a looser fitting garment, such as the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit, Marigold jumpsuit or Safiya trousers. Looser fitting trousers have more ease and often lower crotches, making them more forgiving when it comes to fitting - yay! For these types of trousers, you might want to make a "wearable toile", perhaps in an inexpensive but pretty fabric that you won't mind wearing if it all works out beautifully.

Ready to dive in and learn how to do some common trouser fitting adjustments? Sure you are! Let's go...

Lengthening the front crotch
Common fitting adjustments for trousers, pants or shorts - Tilly and the Buttons

13 May 2020

Inspiration and Fabrics for Making Alexa

Inspiration and fabrics for making the Alexa jumpsuit + playsuit - Tilly and the Buttons

Do you want to join the jumpsuit trend but haven't quite found the right one to stitch up yet? Say hello to Alexa, a jumpsuit or playsuit (romper) with utility-inspired details that is easy to fit and wear!

If you haven't already been introduced to Alexa, then make sure you read all the juicy deets, including the fabric requirements in our previous post.

The beauty of this pattern is that you can make a jumpsuit or a playsuit, so it will see you through spring, summer and early Autumn. As with so many of our patterns, the fabric really changes the look and feel of the finished garment. You can pick a linen that will give it a lovely summery feel, a Tencel that's packed with drape which will look oh so smart and chic, or a crisp chambray that is perfect for picnics.

Alexa is a stylish pattern that will have you as feeling as cool as a cucumber when you wear it. We have a LOT of inspiration for you to kick start your project planning.

We have not seen these gorgeous fabrics up close, so it's worth requesting a sample from the lovely independent fabrics shops we have been window shopping at.

Grab a cocktail or mocktail and enjoy this fun selection!
Inspiration and fabrics for making the Alexa jumpsuit + playsuit - Tilly and the Buttons
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 56 / 7

Nothing makes you feel fresher in summer than a bright white. A pretty white playsuit in a linen, lyocell (Tencel), or even lined eyelet would be so nice and breezy for the hottest summer days. The great think about such a stark colour is you can have fun with accessories to accentuate your look, or keep it clean for a modern look.

11 May 2020

Full Bust Adjustment on a Dartless Bodice


Do you ever find that your clothes are tight across the bust, with excess fabric pooling above? If so, you may benefit from doing a full bust adjustment when you make your own clothes.

This blog post is going to cover how to do a bust adjustment on a dartless bodice. I'm going to show you how to add shaping, without having to create a dart.

You can use these steps to alter dartless bodices on patterns such as our Alexa jumpsuitStevie tunicBettine dress, Suki dress or Safiya wrap playsuit. You name it! We've previously covered how to do a bust adjustment for a darted bodice which is definitely worth checking out too.

If you're new to sewing or fitting adjustments it can seem a bit daunting. However, don't worry too much and take it step by step. Trust me, you've got this!

Fitting Alexa jumpsuit and playsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

How do I know if I need a full bust adjustment? 

Generally speaking, dartless garments are less fitted as they don't have darts which would ordinarily be used to add shaping. Because of this, you might be able to get away with not doing a full bust adjustment on these types of garments, even if you normally do them on other patterns, as there's a bit more leeway in the bust area than on a more fitted garment.

But if your boobs are on the larger side and you usually find that even easy-fitting garments are either too tight in the bust area, or fit across the bust but have a lot of excess fabric pooling above, then you probably need to make a full bust adjustment.

I'm going to briefly cover how you would work out how much to add or subtract from your bust in the adjustment, but do remember this is just a rough framework, and you might not need to do it at all.

Measure your high bust (your upper chest, just under your armpits) and add 5cm (2in). Choose the pattern size with that bust measurement – this is the size you’ll do your bust adjustment on.

Now measure your full bust (fullest part, around the nipples) and compare it to the bust measurement on the pattern size you just selected.

If your full bust is 5cm (2in) bigger than the pattern, you’ll be adding 5cm (2in) from the pattern; if it’s 7.5cm (3in) bigger, you’ll be adding 7.5cm (3in) and so on.

Since the front bodice pattern represents one half of the top, as the fabric is cut on the fold - or one boob - you'll be adding half of that difference to the front bodice pattern piece. So, if you want to do a 5cm (2in) full bust adjustment, you'll need to add 2.5cm (1in) to the pattern piece.

To do a bust adjustment you will need: a ruler (or pattern master if you have one) glue stick and/or sticky tape pencil paper scissors extra paper.

As you'll be merrily snipping into your pattern piece with wild abandon for these adjustments, I thoroughly suggest tracing off the front bodice pattern piece so you can keep the original one intact in case you need to make any further adjustments. Make sure you trace all the notches, the dart and 'lengthen or shorten here' lines onto the new pattern piece.

Got your scissors and ruler at the ready? Ok, let's go!

Full bust adjustment

7 May 2020

Meet the Alexa Jumpsuit or Playsuit!

Alexa jumpsuit and playsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Alexa jumpsuit and playsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

We're so excited for you to meet our latest sewing pattern - and it's a goodie! Photographed before lockdown and available as an instant digital download, we're delighted to introduce the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit.

With modern details and a flattering shape, you'll feel cool as a cucumber in the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit. We've had our sights on releasing a new jumpsuit pattern for a while now because they're fuss-free and super stylish at the same time. And we think Alexa is no exception!

With optional flap pockets, two different sleeve finishes and leg lengths, there are loads of options available for you to make the jumpsuit or playsuit of your dreams.

We know you're going to love her just as much as we do. Read on to find out more...

Alexa jumpsuit and playsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Alexa jumpsuit and playsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons



Alexa jumpsuit and playsuit sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE DESIGN

5 May 2020

How to Make a DIY Face Mask (with Video!)

DIY Face Mask Tutorial - with video! - Tilly and the Buttons

Want to make your own face mask or covering?

Update: The UK government currently recommends that adults wear face coverings when in enclosed public spaces, such as on public transport or at the supermarket. 

In anticipation of such an announcement, I made a video tutorial on how to sew your own reusable fabric face mask. I hope it is helpful.

This mask fastens with ties since elastic is in short supply at the time of making, plus it has a pocket for a disposable filter and optional nose wire for a closer fit. Please be sure to wash the mask at a high temperature between uses.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT designed to be a medical grade mask, it is for personal use, and is not intended to replace social distancing or hand washing. Advice about wearing masks and their possible effectiveness in helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is changing all the time and is different from country to country, so please check current guidelines where you are and make up your own mind.


DIY Face Mask Tutorial - with video! - Tilly and the Buttons

You will need:
  • 22cm x 40cm (8 1/2in x 16in) rectangle of fabric for the mask - preferably a tightly woven cotton - I’m using a quilting cotton bought from the Village Haberdashery
  • 4 strips of fabric for the ties – mine are 45cm x 4cm (18in x 1 1/2in)
  • Optional wire – I’m using a folded out paper clip, you could also use a pipe cleaner or a twisty sandwich bag tie.
  • Plus a sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins, tape measure or ruler and an iron.
This is designed to be a unisex adult face covering. If you'd like to make it for a child, you could either try making the main dimensions about 6cm (2 1/4in) smaller, or try this mask on the child to work out how much smaller to make it to fit their particular face. Please note that UK guidelines don't recommend face coverings for young children, and it would be a good idea to replace the ties with elastic if you can find it to avoid the ties getting trapped in something.

If you would like to attach elastic instead of ties, measure the area you would like the elastic to go around (your ears, or back of your head), then take off 10-15% for stretch.

DIY Face Mask Tutorial - with video! - Tilly and the Buttons
DIY Face Mask Tutorial - with video! - Tilly and the Buttons

I made this video on my phone at home during lockdown, without my usual trusty filmmaker Jenny, so apologies for the shakey cam and tatty ironing board ;)

Stay safe!

29 April 2020

Team Buttons Sewing Stories

Tilly and the Buttons Sewing Stories
 
How did you first learn to sew? What's your favourite make? Any tips for beginners?

When you meet someone who sews you may well find you have a million questions to ask them. If you're just getting into sewing, it's inspiring to chat to someone who has been there before. Or, if you're more experienced, it's thrilling to be able to chat at length to somebody who understands that there is more than one kind of thread and that fabric scissors should ONLY be used for fabric!

At TATB HQ, we talk of little else than sewing, so we thought it might be nice to share the team's sewing stories. Grab a cuppa, and get to know what makes us stitch...

Tilly and the Buttons Sewing Stories
Tilly and the Buttons Sewing Stories

22 April 2020

Tilly's Daisy Pocket Jessa Jeans

Tilly's Daisy Embroidered Jessa Jeans - Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly's Daisy Embroidered Jessa Jeans - Tilly and the Buttons

Spring has sprung... on my bum... for I embroidered some daisies on the back pocket of my new Jessa jeans!

I'd been itching to make a classic seventies style blue denim version of our Jessa flares pattern ever since Nikki made a similar pair during our pattern development phase. I wanted to add some kind of embellishment to them to make them unique. At first I was thinking of doing some topstitching with rainbow thread, but once the blossom started coming out I decided to hand-embroider some sweet daisies onto the back pocket to signal the start of spring.

Tilly's Daisy Embroidered Jessa Jeans - Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly's Daisy Embroidered Jessa Jeans - Tilly and the Buttons

15 April 2020

Ten Sewing Videos to Up Your Skills

10 sewing videos to up your skills

Are you spending a little more time at your sewing machine at the moment? If you're new to sewing or are a frequent stitcher, you might find that new techniques pop up with your sewing projects that sometimes can be a little baffling the first time around.

We have a whole host of sewing tutorials on our YouTube channel, because sometimes you need to see a technique in action. Even if you don't have a project on the go, you might find 15 minutes here or there practising a technique really helps build your sewing skills so they are there when you need them!

We've pulled together ten videos that we think you might want to check out and bookmark. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a thing!



HOW TO STITCH IN THE DITCH


Do you ever find that your facings pop out of your clothes and you wished you knew of a way to keep them in place? "Stitching in the ditch" is a technique which involves sewing down the channel of an existing seam (the "ditch") to secure pieces of a garment in place without the stitches being seen on the outside.

The example in the video shows stitching in the ditch to secure a facing to a shoulder seam, however you can apply this method to any project which requires this technique.



10 April 2020

Fabric Shopping for the Indigo Add-On Pack

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
 
Have you been dreaming about all the possibilities the new Indigo add-on pattern pack gives you? We have been sketching out so many swoon-worthy dresses for parading around our living room or showing off on our weekly Zoom sessions with our sewing pals.

The new Indigo add-on pack gives you 48 ways you could make Indigo with the new and existing pattern pieces - that's a lot of opportunities to sew! You need to have a copy of the Indigo sewing pattern to use the pieces.

The Indigo add-on pack is available now for only £5.85 when you use the 10% off lockdown discount code DIGITAL10 at checkout, also valid on our other digital patterns and online workshops. Haven't got the Indigo pattern yet? Grab the Indigo and add-on pack digital bundle and get both for £15.75 with the discount code.   

*The 10% discount is not valid on digital sewing pattern bundles that already have a discount applied. If you are buying an online workshop and a sewing pattern you will need to shop these separately as they are on two different platforms but the code is the same for both. 

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack


If you've been scrolling around looking for the perfect fabrics to inspire your next smock, let us do the hard work for you. Here's a collection of fabrics that we think would make beautiful Indigo dresses.

We haven't stroked these fabrics IRL (only lusted over them on screen), so do grab a sample from the shop if you can to make sure it's the cloth of your dreams!

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

A big trend with sewists at the moment is animal print. We love the larger, abstract animal prints that would make a big statement with the new midi version of the Indigo pattern.

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack

8 April 2020

Introducing the Indigo Add-On Pattern!

Indigo smock top and dress add-on sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

If you're in need of a little cheer, Team Buttons are excited to announce something special today - meet the Indigo add-on pattern!

The Indigo add-on is a digital-only download of bonus pattern pieces and instructions giving you even more variations to add to our bestselling Indigo top and dress. And the best news is, by combining the original Indigo and new add-on pattern, you can choose between a whopping 48 different variations! It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

The idea to create an Indigo add-on pack came from you, our lovely customers. We've been blown away by how many of you have made and loved Indigo, and totally impressed by the hacks we've seen popping up on Instagram and IRL at shows. We love re-working patterns, breathing new life into them and make them go even further. Your creativity inspired us to make this add-on pattern, so thank you :)

As this is an add-on pattern, you'll also need the original Indigo top and dress pattern. If you don't have it yet, grab the Indigo top and dress bundle from our online shop.


Indigo smock top and dress add-on sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Indigo smock top and dress add-on sewing pattern - Tilly and the ButtonsIndigo smock top and dress add-on sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
THE DESIGN