Tag Archives: Tilly and the Buttons

The Language of Sewing

It’s been a busy week or so, doing a lot of talking about sewing. I’ve been lucky enough to be featured in this month’s Sew magazine, highlighted as Blog of the month. When asked why I started a blog I replied, … Continue reading

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Polka Dots and Pattern Trails

This is my sixth Coco dress, so I’ll keep it brief! The polka dot ponte is from Stone Fabrics. It’s fairly coarse in texture, I don’t think it’s my favourite ponte ever, but I’ll still wear this dress to death. The … Continue reading

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The Crazy Dress Woman

This is my, um, fifth Coco dress from Tilly and the Buttons. What can I tell you, with the right fabric, I love this pattern for a comfortable make that can still look pretty dramatic. I made this from two metres … Continue reading

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Liberty Lilou

This is my second make of the Lilou Dress from Love At First Stitch. I used some liberty fabric bought at Christmas from Birmingham rag market. I can remember hesitating over the purchase. Even off a market, the fabric was a … Continue reading

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Tilly and the Buttons Lilou Dress

Hey, guys! Keeping cool in the sun? After a pointless trek to Ella’s dog groomer, only to discover a calendar clash, I’m ever so slightly overheated. Not that I’m complaining about a British summer that actually delivers on the sunshine. … Continue reading

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Coco Dress In Metallic Dogtooth

  Ever since making my Coco En Noir, it has been worn week in and week out. It’s a real go-to outfit for both home and the office, comfie as heck and keeps its silhouette wonderfully. So I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Love At First Stitch Goes Walkabout

Hey, Karen! Have you seen the awesome London skyline behind you? Um, can you stop interrupting me, please? That’s, like, really rude and I’ve just got to the bit where Tilly shows us how to make a Brigitte Scarf. Yeah, but … Continue reading

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Comfortable Coco

When I’m travelling, I like to be comfortable – enter my fourth Coco! This is made from some organic cotton raspberry interlock  from The Village Haberdashery. It comes in several colourways and is ever so soft to the touch. In fact, … Continue reading

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Coco The Fourth, Minerva Meet Up The First

Yup, this is my fourth Coco, photographed as an homage to Tilly’s original launch photos. (And also because I didn’t have time to snap myself in this top.) Do you recognise the fabric? It’s leftover jersey from the Tofino Sewalong I … Continue reading

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Coco En Noir

Hello, sunshine! What bliss. Fresh off the plane from Bologna, I scrambled to start sewing with the velvet flocked black jersey I recently bought for £2 a metre from Classic Textiles on Walthamstow market. This shop has several stable jerseys … Continue reading

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