Skye Dress Pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

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Reach for this throw-it-on sundress on those sticky, hot summer days when you don’t know what else to wear, or layer it 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. Add the optional faux ties to the straps for an extra touch of whimsy. Choose from mini-, knee- or maxi-length hemlines for the floaty, gathered skirt. And, of course, it has side seam pockets for your ice cream money!

Skye 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.

RRP - £15.50

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginner

SIZE RANGE - UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52)

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - 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.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

140cm wide fabric 
MINI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-8 – 1.9m (2 1/8yd)* Sizes 9-10 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)* 
KNEE-LENGTH: Sizes 1-8 – 2.2m (2 1/2yd)*Sizes 9-10 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)* 
MAXI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-8 – 2.8m (3 1/8yd)* Sizes 9-10 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*

115cm wide fabric 
MINI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-3 – 2.2m (2 1/2yd)* Sizes 4-10 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)* 
KNEE-LENGTH: Sizes 1-3 – 2.4m (2 5/8yd)* Sizes 4-10 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)* 
MAXI-LENGTH: Sizes 1-3 – 3m (3 3/8yd)* Sizes 4-10 - 3.1m (3/8yd)*

*Add 0.4m (1/2yd) extra fabric if you want to make your own bias binding 

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric
  • Matching and contrast thread
  • 8m (3 1/8yd) x 10-13mm (3/8-1/2in) wide single fold bias binding OR 0.4m (1/2yd) extra fabric (such as lightweight cotton) to make your own
  • Optional: 2.6m (2 7/8yd) iron-on seam tape
  • Small piece of iron-on interfacing
  • Sewing machine and basic tools (a 10-13mm [3/8-1/2in] bias binding maker can be helpful)
  • For optional bra stays: hand sewing needle + 2 x small sew-on snaps

    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)

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    Testimonials

    Thank you so much for my necklace and earrings. My sons were quite bemused that a vendor knew me by name and your personal touch made us all feel good. So much nicer than the faceless Amazon or even the posh mens clothing stores that I frequented (virtually) over Christmas.

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    Esther Jan 2021

    Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

    Lorna & Katie Sept 2020