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Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt and Dress

Tilly and the Buttons Billie Sweatshirt and Dress

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The Design
The Billie sweatshirt and dress by Tilly and the Buttons is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. Dress Billie up or down for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa. It's a bestseller for a reason!

It features

  • a relaxed shape - not too baggy
  • classic crew neckline
  • choice of timeless straight sleeves or dramatic balloon sleeve with deep cuffs
  • top version sits on the high hip
  • mini dress version with cutaway pockets finishes 10cm (4in) above the knee.

Recommended Fabrics
This is designed for knit fabrics, so choose a sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte, double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch.

Note that you’ll need a sturdy machine to sew the balloon sleeve version in a thick sweatshirting fabric.

Supplies and Notions

  • Fabric (see below)
  • Matching thread
  • Optional: Ribbing (at least 70cm / 27 1/2in wide) for cuffs etc. if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve - 0.7m (3/4yd); balloon sleeve - 0.8m (7/8yd)
  • Optional: If you’re using a stretchy sweater knit, use 30cm (12in) of 6-9mm (1/4in) wide satin ribbon, clear elastic or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
  • Sewing machine or overlocker (serger).
  • Basic tools, incl. ballpoint machine needle (a walking foot can be helpful if you’re using a regular sewing machine)

Sizing
Sewing pattern sizes are labelled with generic numbers from 1 to 15. Use the body measurements to determine your size.

Model Garment Sizes Marcela is wearing the UK 6-24 range (pink grid print dress, navy and metallic sweatshirt, yellow splodge dress and pale blue sweatshirt) and wears size 4 (UK 12). Sarah is modelling the UK 16-34 range (colour block dress and striped sweatshirt) and wears size 11 (UK 26).

Level of Difficulty
Confident beginner

What's Included
You will receive a gorgeous printed package containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour booklet with step-by-step instructions.

Fabric Requirements

140cm (56IN) wide

Straight sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-6 - 1.5m (1 3/4yd)±
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 2.6m (2 7/8yd)*

Balloon sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-6 - 1.8m (2 yd)±
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 3m (3 3/8yd)*

Straight 3/4 sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-6 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*

Balloon sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-6 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.6m (4yd)*

115CM (45IN) WIDE

Straight sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-3 - 1.7m (1 7/8yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.2m (3 1/2yd)**

Balloon sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-3 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 - 03m (3 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.4m (3 7/8yd)**

Straight 3/4 sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-3 - 2.4m (2 5/8yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.8m (4 1/8yd)**

Balloon sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-3 3m (3 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 3.7m (4yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 4m (4 1/4yd)**

±0.2m (1/4yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc. *0.4m (1/2yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc. **0.5m (1/2yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc.

SIZE RANGE: UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34

BODY MEASUREMENTS
SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1
UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
76cm
(30in)
61cm
(24in)
84cm
(33in)
2
UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
81cm
(32in)
66cm
(26in)
89cm
(35in)
3
UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
86.5cm
(34in)
71cm
(28in)
94cm
(37in)
4
UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
91.5cm
(36in)
76cm
(30in)
99cm
(39in)
5
UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 14
96.5cm
(38in)
81cm
(32in)
104cm
(41in)
6
UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
101.5cm
(40in)
86.5cm
(34in)
109cm
(43in)
7
UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
112cm
(44in)
94cm
(37in)
114cm
(45in)
8
UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
117cm
(46in)
99cm
(39in)
119.5cm
(47in)
9
UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50 / AUS 22
122cm
(48in)
104cm
(41in)
124.5cm
(49in)
10
UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52 / AUS 24
127cm
(50in)
109cm
(43in)
129.5cm
(51in)
11
UK 26 / US 22 / EUR 54 / AUS 26
132cm
(52in)
114cm
(45in)
134.5cm
(53in)
12
UK 28 / US 24 / EUR 56 / AUS 28
137cm
(54in)
119.5cm
(47in)
139.5cm
(55in)
13
UK 30 / US 26 / EUR 58 / AUS 30
142cm
(56in)
124.5cm
(49in)
144.5cm
(57in)
14
UK 32 / US 28 / EUR 60 / AUS 32
147cm
(58in)
129.5cm
(51in)
150cm
(59in)
15
UK 34 / US 30 / EUR 62 / AUS 34
152.5cm
(60in)
134.5cm
(53in)
155cm
(61in)

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