TATB x Evie la Lùve Iris Knickers & New On-line Workshop!

It has been SEW onerous to maintain quiet about this one, and we won’t imagine it is lastly right here! So allow us to shout it from the rooftops… It is our pleasure to introduce our first underwear stitching sample, the Iris knickers, together with a model new on-line workshop. The Iris knickers have been created in collaboration with our favorite lingerie designer Evie la Lùve, and the workshop is taught by the beautiful Hannah herself! The Iris knickers can be found in TWO measurement bands: UK 6-24 and UK 16-34 – yay!

Study to stitch your personal underwear with this multi-style knickers sample and useful on-line workshop. A pleasure to stitch, and an ideal scrap busting venture, you’ll be able to whip them up very quickly in any respect on a daily stitching machine. When you’ve made your first pair, you’ll be hooked (simply ask any one among us Buttons)!

Let’s meet Hannah, the beautiful girl behind our new fave sample… 

I started stitching clothes and lingerie in 2008 and went on to check vogue at college, to take my ardour for design and stitching to the subsequent stage. For so long as I can keep in mind I’ve liked lingerie, and someday the penny dropped that I may mix my ardour for design and stitching, with my infatuation for lingerie, and haven’t appeared again.

I really like stitching clothes, however stitching lingerie is my absolute favorite factor to stitch. You’ll be able to create one thing stunning in a brief time frame, utilizing small quantities of gorgeous materials and laces, what’s to not love!

Stitching lingerie has given me a lot pleasure for a few years and I like to share that with different individuals. My enterprise is all about giving anybody who desires to be taught, the talents and the patterns to create their very own stunning lingerie. I supply patterns with a great deal of variations, from easy silhouettes to patterns with cut-outs, lacy and strappy particulars, making them approachable for newbie sewers and extra skilled sewers alike.” 

– Hannah Bullivant – Evie la Lùve

Excited to be taught all about Iris and our model new workshop? After all you might be! Seize a cuppa and let’s go…


Extremely versatile, Iris is a mixture and match easy jersey knicker stitching sample design that features a selection of low, midi and excessive legs and waistlines so you’ll be able to create your favorite match. You have got a selection when ending the leg and waist openings, you should use both fold over elastic or slender stretch lace relying in your type, or perhaps a mixture of each. There are 36 potential combos you’ll be able to select to make with this sample – wowza!

They’re tremendous enjoyable and satisfying to stitch, an ideal scrap busting venture, AND you’ll be able to whip them up on a daily stitching machine very quickly in any respect. When you’ve made your first pair, you’ll be filling up your drawers with handmade underwear ASAP!

Not solely that, however within the accompanying on-line workshop, Hannah can be exhibiting you how you can take advantage of this straightforward knicker stitching sample by exhibiting you how you can add type traces, lace overlays, how you can add bows and ruffles, in addition to utilizing a special sort of elastic.


The Iris knickers can be found in our new UK 16-34 measurement vary, which has a complete new measurement chart, going as much as a 134.5cm (53in) waist and 155cm (61in) hip, with totally different proportions to get the very best match. Essentially the most noticeable distinction within the proportions from our present patterns is that the stomach is barely fuller (the bust variations aren’t related for Iris). 

In order for you a bit of extra assist choosing which measurement vary is finest for you, try this weblog submit which guides you thru the variations.



Need an additional serving to hand navigating thrilling new lingerie stitching abilities on your Iris knickers? Signal as much as our on-line workshop, Study to Sew Knickers at the moment and be taught with Hannah, the designer behind Evie la Lùve, and a knicker stitching professional.

By way of the simple to entry video classes, Hannah will take you thru all of the steps to stitch the Iris knickers, together with how you can create a number of hacks to get much more out of your sample with every kind of attractive potentialities. You’ll be able to watch the movies from dwelling everytime you like. The Study to Sew Knickers workshop is the proper strategy to begin your stitching lingerie journey – you may be whipping up attractive pairs of underwear very quickly! 

For assured learners and past, Hannah will stroll you thru each step. Whereas Iris is an easy knicker sample, think about this your introduction, not simply to creating knickers, but additionally as a stepping stone to creating different lingerie gadgets like gentle bralettes and possibly even finally an underwire type bra (#objectives), for those who wished to do this sooner or later.  

Numerous the methods and data on this workshop resembling stitching with elastics and laces, are the identical as these you’ll use for gentle bralettes as properly, which implies, after getting the knickers below your belt, so to talk…. You might be properly in your strategy to making an identical set – dreamy!

You are in nice palms with Hannah!


Here is a peek at simply some of the potential Iris knicker hacks you’ll be able to create with Hannah’s knowledgeable steerage within the workshop! Swooooon.

Have not taken an on-line workshop earlier than? It is like taking part in a structured stitching course, however with a great deal of added advantages! You’ll be able to see the stitching up shut, and pause and rewind the movies as many instances as you want, with no deadlines. It is the fraction of the price of attending an in-person class, plus it has the additional advantage of being tremendous handy as you do not even want to go away the home to do it. With the world being a bit topsy turvy for the time being, and face-to-face stitching lessons onerous to return by, our on-line workshops imply you’ll be able to deliver stitching lessons to your couch 🙂


Our award-winning stitching patterns characteristic clear directions with step-by-step color images to information you thru the venture. The sample items themselves are clearly labelled so you’ll be able to 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 submit, with full-colour instruction booklet. Made within the UK, our patterns are printed on sturdy paper which you should use time and again with out it tearing or scrunching up. 

Our PDF sample is accessible in a selection of two measurement bands – both a UK 6-24 or a UK 16-34. You may get an e mail immediately with a PDF to obtain that you may both print at dwelling 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. 

Want some steerage utilizing PDF stitching patterns? Concern not! We now have a helpful weblog submit with a full tutorial for piecing your sample collectively and an inventory of locations to get your sample printed and despatched straight to your door!


Fortunately stitching knickers means small quantities of material, or you’ll be able to even attain on your stash of material scraps and get artful – bonus! Iris works in light- to medium-weight stretch knit materials with 40-60% 4-way stretch and good restoration, resembling jersey, scuba, stretch mesh and stretch velvet. For the crotch lining cloth you may want a small piece of cotton or bamboo jersey, or a jersey with comparable pure content material. If it is your first time making knickers choose one thing steady like a cotton jersey to start with – you should use one thing a bit extra luxurious as soon as you’re feeling a bit extra assured!

Whenever you’re in search of your knicker cloth you should guarantee your cloth has good 4-way stretch, that means it stretches up and down and throughout with a superb stretchy fibre content material like spandex. It’s additionally crucial your cloth has good restoration, that means it stretches, after which returns to its authentic state, with out having been stretched out and turning into saggy or distorted – no one desires saggy pants! The perfect quantity of stretch wanted in your cloth for the Iris sample is between 40-60%. 

The kind of elastic you want for the Iris knickers known as fold over elastic, usually abbreviated to FOE, also called fold over binding. This can be a very stretchy sort of elastic present in widths of 15 mm (5/8in), and, much less generally, 20 mm (3/4in). It’ll most certainly have a shiny aspect and a matt aspect, but additionally may be discovered, much less generally, with two matt sides. It is all good!

There are various kinds of stretch laces utilized in lingerie making, coming in various widths and utilized in totally different areas for various functions. The kind of lace wanted for the Iris knickers known as slender stretch lace or a stretch lace trim, and we will use this to complete the leg openings and waist opening.  It’s actually essential that you simply choose a stretch lace that has a superb quantity of stretch, between 40-60%, the identical as your cloth, for a superb match.

Try the material necessities and provides record on our on-line store for extra particulars. 

Or alternatively, be a part of Hannah in our on-line workshop the place she’s going to go into extra element about lingerie stitching provides and how you can work with them! 
We have taken the stress out of buying Iris provides by providing a choice of attractive fold over elastics and stretch lace trims, excellent on your knickers. Store our choice whereas shares final, or earlier than us Buttons pinch all of them!


Excited to make the Iris knickers? Seize the sample from our on-line store at the moment, or join the net workshop. You may be a knicker stitching professional earlier than you realize it!

Nothing makes us happier than seeing all of your beautiful Tilly and the Buttons creations and progress pictures, so please share your makes with us on Instagram @TillyButtons & @EvieLaLuve utilizing the hashtag #SewingIris so we will swoon over your creations. 


Creator: Hannah Bullivant & Abi Dyson
Fashions: Averil de Souza and Andii Melody Mae
Photographer: Jane Looker
Video: Filmed by Jane Looker and edited by Hannah Bullivant & Abi Dyson
Hair and make-up: Julie Wong
Samples: Sewn by Hannah Bullivant

Averil’s samples:
1. Blue stripe with mid-rise & mid leg
2. Black with low rise & excessive leg

Melody’s samples:
1. Black floral with excessive rise & mid leg
2. Pink with mid rise & low leg 

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