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Tilly & The Buttons Sewing Pattern - Skye Dress


Sew a simple sundress with the help of popular pattern designer, Tilly & The Buttons.

With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, Skye is a wonderful summery dress that's suitable for those still at the start of their dressmaking journey. A great throw-on dress for hot sunny days, you can also throw on a t-shirt underneath for when it gets a bit cooler. Choose from maxi or knee length, and optional bra strap stays for added security. You can also add faux ties at the shoulders for extra detail. Of course, no dress is complete without pockets... and this ones got some handy side seam pockets to stash your ice cream money in! The easy-fitting empire waist bodice is gently shaped with pleats under the bust and has a neat bias binding finish on the inside.

Skye 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: Confident beginners

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

  • Produced by Tilly & The Buttons
  • 2 designs to make from the pattern
  • Full-colour, step-by-step instructions
  • Designed for beginners
  • Fits measurements from 30-48 inch bust/ 24-42inch waist/ 33-51inch hips (cut according to size required)

Size guide: 

1 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in) 
7 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in)

119.5cm (47in)

9 117cm (46in)
101.5cm (40in)

124.5cm (49in)

10 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in)

129.5cm (51in)