Tilly and the Buttons - Skye Sundress
This throw-it-on sundress is perfect for wearing on those sticky, hot summer days and can be layered up over a t-shirt as the sun goes down. The easy-fitting empire waist bodice is gently shaped with pleats under the bust and has a neat bias binding finish on the inside.
The slightly square scoop neckline is designed to cover a bra, with optional bra strap stays for added security. The cute optional faux tie straps add an extra touch of whimsy. It has mini-, knee- or maxi-length hemlines for the floaty, gathered skirt and, of course, it has side seam pockets!
The printed Skye sewing pattern comes in sizes UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52.
FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Skye works in light- to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, seersucker, lighter-weight linen and blends, double gauze, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine.
The neckline will be as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside, with the bias binding finish. Makers will need 10-13mm (3/8-1/2in) wide single fold bias binding OR 0.4m (1/2yd) extra fabric to make their own (a 20-25mm [3/4-1in] bias binding maker can be helpful). We also suggest optional iron-on seam tape to help stabilise the neckline and armholes.