Tilly and the Buttons: Stitching For The Season

Sewing For The Season - Summer!

Hurrah! Did not it really feel like summer time wasn’t fairly going to make it again in Could? So. A lot. Rain… However fortunately the clouds have cleared proper on time and we have been blessed with loads of sunny days with heaps extra to come back. So let’s get that summer time stitching in full swing, we could…

I’ve had a glance via aaalllll the excessive road developments for summer time so I will be exhibiting you sew the seems for your self, together with attractive material suggestions for some must-make summer time patterns.


Fancy seeing a few of our summer time stitching picks in motion? Take a look at our video under with some stitching chat with Abi:

Cool & Comfortable

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Everyone knows comfortable clothes are the place it is at and right here at Tilly and the Buttons, comfortable clothes are our bread and butter! Unfastened-fitting smock clothes are SO comfortable in summer time, swishing gently within the breeze and in the event you make midi or maxi size, you may shield your pores and skin from the solar on the identical time (at all times a plus in the event you’re as pale as me!).

Our Stevie add-on sample has a gathered skirt so you may flip Stevie right into a breezy, outsized smock costume, with the best sleeves you will ever sew. Or in the event you fancy upping your smock costume stitching sport, strive our Indigo sample in a cloth with extra stability like cotton poplin, for tremendous stylish barely puffed sleeves.

Material Finds:

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Clothes: prime / backside
Material: prime: purple gingham / floral / pink – backside: floral / broderie anglasie

I will not lie, creating these stitching inspiration weblog posts simply creates one lengthy stitching want record for myself, and these two clothes made me audibly gasp once I was scrolling. They’ve now been bumped to the highest of my summer time stitching plans! Tiered, gathered skirts present a chance to combine and match your prints and a gingham & floral Indigo (with add-on) smock costume is ready for me. Think about how good this may look on our Lyra costume too, you may even do the collar in a contrasting material!

Unfastened Shirts & Drawstring Waists

Sewing For The Season - Summer! Loose Shirts & Drawstring Waists

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Proceed the summer time swish issue with our loose-fitting Lyra shirt costume – on-trend and funky to put on with sooo many material potentialities. If you happen to’re searching for a speedy & easy summer time make, then our Lotta costume is for you. If you happen to’re new to stitching or fancy some firm, why not take up some summer time faculty and be a part of Tilly for our Sew An Simple Costume on-line workshop the place you may sew a Lotta costume along with her each step of the way in which?

If you happen to just like the look of Lotta’s comfortable elasticated waist, then try our basic jersey Tabitha T-Shirt costume from the Make It Easy e book. Not solely is Tabitha a basic T-shirt sample to pair together with your separates, adapting it right into a costume means you will get much more out of your sample and the drawstring waist creates beautiful shaping.

Material Picks:

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Midi Skirts & Cropped Trousers

Sewing For The Season - Summer! Midi Skirts & Cropped Trousers

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Midi skirts are a wardrobe important. Nice for pairing with assertion tees and converse, or dressing up for a visit to the beer backyard (think about!). Our tremendous easy Dominique skirt is a perfect undertaking for a novice stitcher or a satisfying one hour make for extra skilled dressmakers. Play with pocket placement, including in-seam pockets or including large patch pockets.

Our Miette skirt is a gently flared wraparound skirt that ties on the entrance in a bow. The skirt has a large overlap on the again (no hazard of flashing!) and elective patch pockets – this fashion could be simply tailored to have an extended midi-length skirt. Or in the event you’re a sample hacker, strive pinching the tiered Lyra skirt and including an elasticated waist channel to the highest for a easy pull-on skirt!

If skirts and clothes aren’t for you (or your wardrobe is bursting with them like mine…), strive a pair of ultra-comfy Safiya trousers from the Make It Easy e book (aka secret PJs). Strive a cute added ruffle like those above – v stylish proper now!

Material Picks:

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Jumpsuits & Playsuits

Sewing For The Season - Summer! Jumpsuits & Playsuits

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Excellent for all events, if you have not tried a jumpsuit or a playsuit but, you want one in your life! Fortunately we have got you lined with a choice of kinds. Our Marigold jumpsuit is suuuper comfortable with its blousy waist and wonderful sweetheart neckline and is nice for layering over T-shirts in the event you want extra protection.

Our Alexa jumpsuit incorporates a button-down bodice with peg-style legs or an excellent summery playsuit shorts size. Go for the flap pockets and rolled sleeve tabs for a utility look or depart them off in order for you your material to do the speaking. If wrap kinds are your factor, then our Safiya wrap playsuit sample from the Make It Easy e book is a should, once more with an elective longer straight leg for all seasons!

Material Picks:

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Pjs Outdoors

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Now hear me out… with the ability to sew our personal garments is an superior ability that enables us to suppose outdoors the field in relation to stitching patterns, together with hacking them into totally different variations and styling them in a mess of the way. So what’s stopping you from adapting a PJ stitching sample to wear down and about! Our easy-peasy Jaimie PJ shorts are good for creating some comfortable drawstring shorts for all-day put on. In order for you extra protection, the legs can simply be lengthed and could be sewn in quite a lot of materials. Sew Jaimie in silky crepe and you have got your self some lush shorts you will need to showcase!

However Jaimie is not the one one. Our delicate Fifi camisole sample could be good for turning right into a bias-cut slip costume. Slip clothes look so contemporary styled with trainers and T-shirts underneath (or over and tied on the entrance), simply typing this has me reaching for Fifi to plot my very own…

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The Final Summer time Costume

Sewing For The Season - Summer! Skye Dress

I do not need to give an excessive amount of away too quickly, however our upcoming summer time stitching sample Skye goes to be your new go-to for all sunny events. I could not resist providing you with a peek on this put up as its launch is simply across the nook…


Obtainable in sizes UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52 or UK 16-34 / US 12-30 / EUR 44-62.

I hope this weblog put up has crammed you with a lot of summer time stitching inspiration! Will you be taking a look at your PJ patterns slightly in another way now? Are you prepared to stitch your first playsuit? Do not forget to tag us in your attractive TATB makes on social media, we love seeing them and all of the artistic methods you utilize your patterns.

Blissful stitching!


Writer: Abi Dyson

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