Make Basics

We would like to introduce you to our new Make Basics range, a pocket friendly selection of dressmaking fabrics that doesn't skimp on quality or style but is perfect for the beginner sewists first foray into fabric buying or the serial sewer who needs a quick fabric fix.


The Make Team are anything but basic, we love to bring you new and different high quality fabrics from the worlds most talented pattern designers such Atelier Brunette and Merchant and Mills. After putting our heads together we decided that we needed an everyday range, something simple that we could make our favourite, most wearable wardrobe staples.

This is a range that brings together super speedy experienced sewers who like me, might sew faster than they can replenish their fabric stash and the beginners who want to try out some new-found workshop skills.

We've been able to source some lovely dressmaking fabrics such as peachskin in burnt orange, stretch sateen, printed polka dot denim, ponte roma, and spandex backed crepe in navy.

I couldn't wait to sew something up something in the simple yet fabulous spandex crepe fabric, when it arrived i instantly know that it was destined to become a very simple Tilly and the Buttons Coco with a twist.

Spot the difference? No sleeves! Huge 60s funnel neck. The spandex crepe was so stable, I was able to hem the sleeves without any knit bias to create an elegant silhouette easily. If you want to create some drama in your Coco funnel neck, just double the width of the funnel pattern piece!

I got to wear my new favourite dress on a gorgeous seaside spring day, it's the perfect weight for some breezy Devon weather. Breathable, comfy and most importantly I think it may be the most wrinkle resistant fabric in the world.

Steal my style!

This dress was made using 2m of Spandex Crepe and a Coco pattern both available at Make. If you're new to sewing and want to make a Coco try out our Coco Dress Workshop, it's the perfect first make and so versatile you'll want to make it again, and again and again.

The possibilities are basically amazing!

Tif x



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