Tilly and the Buttons - Billie Sweatshirt & Dress
Cool, casual and modern, Billie is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. It has a relaxed shape, crew neckline and classic trim details. Keep it effortless with cuffed, straight sleeves, or add some drama with on-trend balloon sleeves and deep cuffs.
Choose between top length which sits on the high hip, or mini dress which finishes 10cm (4in) above the knee with gorgeous cutaway pockets. You can dress it up or down, whether you’re wearing Billie for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa.
Billie includes Tilly and the Buttons' award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginner
SIZE RANGE - UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte, double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch. N.B. You’ll need a sturdy machine to sew the balloon sleeve version in a thick sweatshirting fabric.
FABRIC & SUPPLIES: Please see the pattern back for fabric requirements. You will also need:
- Matching thread
- Optional: For stretchy sweater knits, stabilise shoulders with 6-9mm (1/4in) wide satin ribbon
- Sewing machine OR overlocker (serger), plus basic tools, incl ballpoint machine needle
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).