Stevie by Tilly & the Buttons is an easy-fitting modern tunic with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with a button loop or neck ties. Choose from top or above-the-knee dress length, with optional patch pocket and narrow turn-up cuffs.
Easy to make, with no darts, fiddly fastenings or set-in sleeves, this is a great project for sewing newbies, or a satisfying speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. Throw your Stevie tunic on with sandals and a statement necklace in the Summer, or layer over a stripey top and tights in the cooler months.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Stevie includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
SKILL LEVEL – Beginners
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon). If you’re a confident stitcher, try a sandwashed silk or crêpe de chine.
Top: Sizes 1-5: 1.2m (1¼yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.7m (1 7/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 1.5m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide
Dress: Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 2m (2 1/8yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide
- Matching thread
- 0.3m (3/8 yard) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
- For button loop version: 1 x 8-12mm (1/2-3/4in) rounded or fabric-covered button and elasticated hairband
- Sewing machine and basic tools
SIZES (body measurements)
|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)|