Learn to make a simple Stevie tunic top or dress! With a simple construction, no fiddly zips or fastenings and built-in kimono sleeves, this is a perfect pattern for beginners. If you’d like a bit of a challenge, add optional cuffs or a patch pocket.
Official Tilly & the Buttons Pattern (RRP: £12.50) and all tuition and light refreshments.
You will learn:
How to read an independent sewing pattern.
- How to measure yourself accurately and choose your size
- How to sew a back yoke
- How to use interfacing
- How to add a neckline facing
- How to understitch
- How to finish and trim seams
- How to add cuffs (optional)
- How to make and add ties (optional)
- How to add a button and button loop (optional)
For beginners, we recommend light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, or cotton lawn. If you feel a bit more confident, viscose and lightweight crepe fabrics can work very well, but are more tricky to handle, cut and sew.
You will need to bring:
Your own sewing machine and sewing kit, including fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, fabric markers or chalk, measuring tape and a seam ripper. The correct amount of fabric for your chosen style and size, as detailed below.
– Top, sizes 1-5: 1.2m x 150cm (60in) wide, OR, 1.7m x 115cm (45in) wide;
– Top, sizes 6-8: 1.5m x 150cm (60in) wide, OR, 1.7m x 115cm (45in) wide;
– Dress, sizes 1-5: 1.4m x 150cm (60in) wide, OR, 2.2m x 115cm (45in) wide;
– Dress, sizes 6-8: 2m x 150cm (60in) wide, OR, 2.2m x 115cm (45in) wide
Co-ordinating thread, 0.3m interfacing (similar weight to your fabric – most likely lightweight).
For button loop version: 1 x 12-18mm button and short length of thin elastic (or a thin elasticated hair tie).