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  • BELLA DRESS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | FOR BEGINNERS | CHILDRENS | KIDS

    Sale! £18.00 £15.00

    Bella is a mini-me kids summer dress based on the adult pattern Cassie dress. A t-shirt style bodice attached to gathered skirt layers gives a full, flowy effect for little girls. Chuck on some sandals and you’re ready for the beach or a trip to the park. The children’s dress can also be made with tie straps for a more traditional summery sundress feel. Or you can always team the t-shirt version with a cardigan and leggings for the colder months. This pattern is suitable for beginners – it features no darts or closures making it super quick!

    The Bella pattern comes in ages 3 to 12.

    To make this project you will need (Size depending)
    Fabric 1.6m – 2.35m x 115cm wide
    Matching Thread
    Sewing machine and basic tools

    Fabric Requirements
    Age 3 1.6m
    Age 4 1.65m
    Age 5 1.7m
    Age 6 1.8m
    Age 7 1.9m
    Age 8 2m
    Age 9 2.1m
    Age 10 2.15m
    Age 11 2.25m
    Age 12 2.35m

  • AMELIE DRESS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | FOR BEGINNERS | CHILDRENS | KIDS

    Sale! £18.00 £15.00

    The Amelie dress is a gorgeous little girl’s dress that features either three quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless bodice, attached to a full, gathered skirt. Ideal for parties, as a special occasion dress, maybe even as a bridesmaid dress, the Amelie is every little girl’s dream for twirling around in. Another great design for summer and winter, you can dress it up or down, maybe even shorten the skirt length to make it more like a skater dress. Clair wanted a slightly different take on the classic little girl’s dress and was inspired by an actual Amelie to create this design. Take a look at the original muse in her own version of the dress, ready for a party or a day out.

    This pattern features a gathered skirt and optional button holes – you can attach poppers instead to close up the back. A relatively simple pattern, the Amelie dress is a good next step on for a beginner sewist.

    The Amelie Dress Pattern comes in sizes age 1 – 6.
    To make this project you will need (Size depending)
    Fabric 1.2m – 1.65m x 115cm wide / 95cm – 1.45m x 150cm wide
    Matching Thread
    Sewing machine and basic tools

    With sleeves
    Age 1 112cm/44″ wide – 1.2m or 150cm/60″ wide – 95cm
    Age 2 112cm/44″ wide – 1.3m or 150cm/60″ wide – 1m
    Age 3 112cm/44″ wide – 1.35cm or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.10m
    Age 4 112cm/44″ wide – 1.45cm or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.15m
    Age 5 112cm/44″ wide – 1.55cm or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.25m
    Age 6 112cm/44″ wide – 1.65cm or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.3m

    Sleeveless
    Age 1 112cm/44″ wide – 1.2m or 150cm/60″ wide – 95cm
    Age 2 112cm/44″ wide – 1.3m or 150cm/60″ wide – 1m
    Age 3 112cm/44″ wide – 1.35m or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.1m
    Age 4 112cm/44″ wide – 1.45m or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.15m
    Age 5 112cm/44″ wide – 1.55m or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.25m
    Age 6 112cm/44″ wide – 1.65m or 150cm/60″ wide – 1.45m

  • CHILD’S REVERSIBLE DRESS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | FOR BEGINNERS | CHILDRENS | KIDS

    Sale! £18.00 £15.00

    The first ever Emporia pattern that was released into the wild, the Reversible Dress is a super simple design that is a great way to learn to sew. Featuring no closures or darts, it’s a great beginner’s pattern that you can whip in no time. Easily wearable in all seasons, pair it with sunnies and sandals in warmer months or pop it on over a long sleeved top and wear with leggings and boots in the winter – little girls will love the fact that you get two dresses for the price of one!

    To make this project you will need (Size depending)
    The Reversible Dress pattern comes in sizes Age 1 – 6.
    Fabric requirements: for 112cm or 150cm wide
    Age 1 55cm of each
    Age 2 60cm of each
    Age 3 65cm of each
    Age 4 70cm of each
    Age 5 75cm of each
    Age 6 80cm of each
    Matching Thread
    Sewing machine and basic tools

  • KOBI DRESS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | FOR BEGINNERS

    Sale! £18.00 £15.00

    Our Kobi Dress Pattern comes from Clair’s love of minimal design. Featuring a simple shape that includes an attached obi style belt and integral sleeve and bodice design, the Kobi Dress is super quick to make and is certain to become a staple of your wardrobe.

    The Kobi Dress Pattern features in-seam pockets, an attached belt, and a neckline facing making it perfect for beginner sewists. The Kobi Dress is ideal in lightweight fabrics like cotton, cotton lawn, and silk, but you could also try it out in velvet or a fabric with a light stretch such as ponte roma.

    To make this project you will need (all sizes)
    Fabric 2.8m x 112cm wide /2.6m x 150cm
    Matching Thread
    Sewing machine and basic tools

  • CASSIE DRESS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | FOR BEGINNERS

    Sale! £18.00 £15.00

    Cassie is a loose fitting, flowing summer dress designed to keep you cool in the heat. Perfect for popping on post-beach or wearing out for a picnic, the dress is based on a t-shirt style bodice, with gathered skirt layers, in your chosen length. Go short and swishy or full length and maxi for a boho effect. Alternatively you could wear it over a long sleeved t-shirt and leggings in the colder months. The dress can also be made with tie straps for hotter weather in classic sundress style.

    A very easy make, the dress features short, attached sleeves and bust darts, and no closures. This pattern is suitable for beginners and those with very little sewing experience.

    To make this project you will need (size depending)
    Fabric – 2.4m – 3.6m x 115cm wide / 1.9m – 3.3m 150cm wide
    Matching Thread
    Sewing machine and basic tools

    44″/112cm wide – Tie-strap and T-shirt bodices
    Sizes 6-14 – 2.4m for 2-tier, 3.3m for 3-tier
    Sizes 16-24 – 3.6m for 2-tier, N/A for 3-tier

    60″/150cm wide
    Tie-strap bodice
    All sizes – 2.4m for 2-tier, 3.3m for 3-tier

    60″/150cm wide
    T-shirt bodice
    Sizes 6-18 – 1.9m for 2-tier, 2.7m for 3-tier
    Sizes 20-24 – 2.4m for 2-tier, 3.3m for 3-tier

  • DOMINIQUE | TILLY AND THE BUTTONS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | SKIRT | BEGINNERS

    Sale! £18.00 £15.00

    Sew your own Dominique skirts – the ideal project for a novice stitcher, or a satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.

    We designed the straight skirt to be super simple for beginners. It features straight seams to practise your stitching and an elasticated waistband for an easy fit – with no fiddly zips or buttonholes! Choose from knee length or above-the-knee hemline, and add the optional turnover top patch pockets.

    The flared version of the skirt is slightly more challenging, as it’s cut on the bias and we suggest a drapier fabric for a flowing silhouette. Choose from knee length or on-trend midi hemline, with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops and elegant sash.

    Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Dominique includes instructions in plain English, 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.

    To make this project you will need (all sizes)
    Fabric – Straight skirt with pockets: 1.1m x 150cm wide / 1.5m x 115cm wide
    Fabric – Flared midi skirt with sash: 2.5m x 150cm wide OR 3.3m x 115cm wide
    Matching thread
    Your waist measurement in 25mm (1in) wide elastic
    Large safety pin
    For optional belt loops: 14cm (5 1/2in) of 4-7mm (1/8-3/8in) wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands
    Sewing machine and basic tools

  • CLEO | TILLY AND THE BUTTONS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | DUNGAREE DRESS | PINAFORE | BEGINNERS

    £18.00

    One of our most popular patterns, Cleo is easy to make and oh so comfortable to wear. Make it dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons, with mini- or knee-length hem, optional centre-front split, choice of patch pockets and contrast topstitching. Wear Cleo year-round, over a Breton top in the summer or with a roll neck and snuggly tights in winter. Flattering on different shapes, once you try it, you’ll wonder how you lived without a dungaree dress!

    This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Cleo dungaree dress, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.

    To make this project you will need (all sizes)
    Fabric – Mini length – 1.2m x 150cm wide OR 1.8m x 115cm wide
    Fabric – Knee length – 1.3m x 150cm wide OR 1.9m x 115cm wide
    Matching thread
    Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
    2 x 30-35mm wide dungaree buckles OR 2 x 15-20mm buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine
    Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle
    Sewing machine and basic tools

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