Tilly and the Buttons’ Bettine dress was the first dress I ever made, and I absolutely loved it! I still get a lot of wear out of it, whether on its own with sandals in summer, or layered over a long-sleeved top, leggings and boots in winter. I decided that another one, in grey and white stripes, would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Continue reading “A Stripey Bettine Dress”
I was never really a fan of Tilly and the Buttons’ Dominique skirt when it came out – I guess I just wasn’t convinced it would suit me. But when I was working for them over the summer, I came across this dressmaking gem from @holliesews on Instagram (that’s right, they asked me to go on Instagram as part of my job. I repeat. Browsing Instagram was what I was supposed to be doing). There was just something about this skirt that grabbed me – it was flattering, relaxed and really quite chic in a simple denim. So I was quite pleased really to receive the pattern free of charge during my time at Tilly Towers. Continue reading “Chambray Dominique skirt”
I had been dreaming of a Parisian-style look for a while: navy and white striped Breton top, big shades, and a postbox-red midi skirt to swish through the streets in. I even had a trip to France on the near horizon (my choir tour to Angers and Paris in July). It was too good an opportunity to pass on. Continue reading “A midi skirt – with pockets!”
I was lucky enough to land myself an internship at Tilly and the Buttons throughout the summer – it was great fun and the girls at Tilly Towers are all lovely! While I was there, they were working on a couple of new patterns: the Rosa shirt and dress (which came out in September), and the brand-new Cleo dungaree/pinafore dress, which is out today! Tilly asked me if I wanted to test the pattern, and I was thrilled to do so.
Here she is: Continue reading “The Cleo dungaree dress”