SKILL LEVEL – Beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics such as chambray, viscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell), double gauze, brushed cotton or crêpe. The short sleeve version can also be made in less drapey fabrics such as linen, cotton lawn, and seersucker. More experienced? Try single knit drapey jersey, stretch velvet or light-weight French terry.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

ALL SIZES
150CM (60in) WIDE KNEE-LENGTH 2.5m (2 3/4 yd)
MIDI-LENGTH 2.8m (3 1/8 yd)

115CM (45in) WIDE

KNEE-LENGTH

Bracelet-length

sleeve: 2.9m (3 1/4yd)

Short sleeve: 2.5m

(2 3/4yd)

Sizes 5-10 won’t fit on 115cm (45in) wide fabric

MIDI-LENGTH

 The midi-length skirt won’t fit on 115cm (45in) wide fabric

*All sizes of the knee-length dress and sizes 1-6 of the midi-length dress will also fit on 140cm (56in) wide fabric. Sizes 7-8 of the midi-length dress will fit on 145cm (58in) wide fabric.

 

SUPPLIES 

  • Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • For woven fabrics: 0.2m (1/4yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Your waist measurement in 10mm (3/8in) elastic
  • 2 safety pins
  • Sewing machine and basic tools

SIZES (body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric – 2m (2 ¼ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 3m (3 ¼ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide
  • Matching thread
  • Your waist measurement in 9-12mm (1/2in) wide elastic
  • 0.3m (1/2 yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Optional: 2 x 1.5-2cm (5/8-3/4in) buttons for cuff tabs
  • Medium-large safety pin
  • Sewing machine and basic tools
1 review for Tilly Lotta
  1. Hils

    Another gem from Tilly ! Great pattern for a beginner to get used to using interfacing & joining the bodice / skirt pieces. The pattern guide was very well laced out & informative, the pictures were accurate of where you need to be.

    I made the knee length woven dress with bracelet length sleeves.

    I like a low neckline so although I cut a size 5, I used the measurements for the size 1 neckline.
    Adjustments: I took 1.5cm from the front & back bodice as I am only 5ft 2. I also took 5cm from the short skirt version.
    You can get really creative with the pockets by choosing contracting fabric & adding buttons.

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