Tilly and the Buttons: Meet the Skye sundress

Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Image this. You get up and it is an attractive, sunny day. You want you had an easy-breezy, throw-it-on sundress to put on. After which it hits you, you do – the Skye sundress! We’re delighted to share together with your our newest stitching sample, which is offered in two measurement bands – sizes UK 6-24 and UK 16-34 – yay! We predict you are going to love her 🙂

Skye is the last word sundress (if we do say so ourselves), with three hemlines and scrumptious particulars to see you thru the hotter months in fashion. Costume Skye down within the day with trainers and sun shades, or pair it with some wedge heels within the night to sashay to a dinner date.

Excited to study Skye? Let’s go…

Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress


The Skye sundress is offered in our new UK 16-34 measurement vary, which has a complete new measurement chart, going as much as a 152.5cm (60in) bust, 134.5cm (53in) waist and 155cm (61in) hip, with completely different proportions to get one of the best match. Essentially the most noticeable distinction within the proportions from our present patterns is that the stomach is barely fuller and the bust is curvier (a 10cm/4in distinction between excessive bust and full bust, versus 5cm/2in distinction in our present chart). Need a bit of extra assist choosing which measurement vary is finest for you?

Take a look at this weblog publish which guides you thru the variations.

Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress

Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress



The Skye sundress was designed with sizzling, sticky, summer time days in thoughts. , these days the place you need to put on one thing fuss-free while sill feeling ultra-cool. And for these days when it is a bit cooler, Skye additionally seems attractive layered over a easy t-shirt.

Skye has an easy-fitting empire waist bodice, which is gently formed with bust pleats, and the neckline and armholes are completed on the within with bias binding (new talent alert!). The neckline has a stunning, barely sq. scoop form, and is designed to cowl a bra. Talking of bras, there’s additionally an choice to stitch bra stays to the gown’ straps for additional added safety – it is the little particulars that make stitching your personal garments so particular 🙂

If you wish to add an additional contact of caprice to your gown, there’s an choice so as to add cute fake ties to the straps. We have been going wild for these within the TATB workplace!

Skye has a flowy, gathered skirt with mini, knee and maxi hem lengths to select fromAnd, final however certainly not least, the Skye sundress has deep, in-seam pockets for all your necessities, and by necessities we in fact imply ice-cream cash.

Our award-winning stitching patterns function clear directions with step-by-step color pictures to information you thru the venture. The sample items themselves are clearly labelled so you possibly can see which seam is which and the way they go collectively.

Order the printed stitching sample for sizes UK 6-24 and we’ll ship you a stunning package deal within the publish, with full-colour instruction booklet. Made within the UK, our patterns are printed on sturdy paper which you need to use repeatedly with out it tearing or scrunching up.
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Our PDF sample is offered in a selection of two measurement bands – both a UK 6-24 or a UK 16-34. You will get an e-mail straight away with a PDF to obtain that you may both print at house on A4 or Letter measurement paper and stick the sheets collectively, or ship the A0 model to a copyshop or sample printer to print full scale.
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress


The Skye sundress is appropriate for assured freshmen. Should you’ve made a few clothes earlier than, you are prepared to stitch Skye! Should you’re feeling a bit of apprehensive (we have all been there), choose a steady material similar to a cotton garden or cotton poplin, versus one thing swishy and draper like a viscose, as cotton materials are typically simpler to work with.

Our directions will maintain your hand each step of the best way, however if you happen to want a bit of extra steerage we’ve some further sources on our devoted Skye weblog web page that can assist you additional. We’ve some current weblog posts and movies with additional information on among the methods used within the sample directions, similar to gathering, understitching and how you can make a threadchain. Preserve your eyes peeled for Abi’s material inspiration weblog publish for making Skye (it is a goodie!), a weblog publish with steerage to widespread becoming alterations you may need to make to your sundress, and a video all about getting a neat bias binding end. These will go reside over the subsequent few weeks so regulate the Skye sundress weblog web page so that you’re the primary to know after they’re launched!
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress


Skye works with all kinds of light- to medium-weight materials similar to cotton garden, poplin, seersucker, lighter-weight linen and blends, double gauze, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine.

The material you select to your Skye can actually inform the silhouette and total look of the gown. This implies you can also make the sample a number of instances in several materials, and get a unique total look every time – outcome! Cotton poplin, linen and seersucker are barely structured materials, which can look nice when made within the mini-length model. For the knee- and maxi-length variations, one thing a bit drapier and softer will look completely fab – strive a viscose, viscose/linen mix, lyocell (tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine for materials with an irresistible swoooosh.

Except for material and thread, you may want little or no in the best way of provides for the Skye sundress. You could have the selection of both shopping for pre-made bias binding or making your personal. The directions cowl how you can sew with each so we have got you lined no matter you select, nonetheless if you happen to’re a newbie (or time poor like me), shopping for bias binding will velocity up your stitching time and make issues a bit easier. Search for a 10-13mm (1/8-1/2in) large single fold bias binding if you wish to purchase it pre-made, or a light-weight cotton if you wish to make your personal. Chances are you’ll even have some offcuts of an appropriate material in your stash to make use of – winner!

We additionally suggest stabilising the neckline and armholes with iron-on seam tape if you happen to’re utilizing a fragile, shifty material similar to viscose. It is tremendous straightforward to use and is offered at a great deal of haberdasheries and material retailers within the UK. We used this tape which was very straightforward to make use of and apply.
If you wish to make the non-obligatory bra stays (to connect your bra to the gown straps), you may want 2 small sew-on snaps and a hand stitching needle. All of our provides are listed intimately on the Skye store web page – test it out for more information 🙂
Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress


The Skye sundress is the second model new stitching sample design that we have launched in our new UK 16-34 measurement band, with the primary design being the Lyra shirt gown. We have additionally launched our greatest promoting Billie sweatshirt and sweater gown, and Jaimie PJs within the UK 16-34 measurement vary too.

We’re delighted to share that we’re engaged on two new designs to be launched in each of our UK 6-24 and UK 16-34 measurement bands, in addition to two extra of our greatest promoting designs. We will not wait to get these out into the world!

Tilly and the Buttons - Skye sundress
Fancy sunning your self in a Skye sundress? Us too! Purchase a replica from our on-line store – remember to decide on the scale vary choice you need.
We all the time love seeing your makes and course of photographs so remember to tag us on Instagram @TillyButtons utilizing the hashtag #SewingSkye so we will see what you’ve got made.


Writer: Nikki Hoar

Fashions: Averil de Souza and Andii Melody Mae

Hair and make-up: Julie Wong

Samples: Sewn by Lisa Obuchowska

Averil’s samples:

Melody’s samples:

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