Tilly And The Buttons – Indigo Top and Dress
Cute, comfy and effortlessly stylish, the Indigo smock has no fiddly fastenings so you can throw it on and go. Sew it with classic gathered seams or elevate it to a stand-out piece in your wardrobe with the pretty exposed frill seam.
Indigo has a bodice shaped with bust darts, gently curved empire waistline, and floaty gathered skirt. Make it as a top with dipped hem ending at the low hip, or a knee-length dress with straight hem and pockets (yay!). Choose from three-quarter flounce sleeves or slim-fitting bracelet sleeves. You’ll want to wear one every day of the week.
Indigo 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 woven fabrics with drape such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), tencel, double gauze, crepe de chine, or georgette.
|Sizes 1-4||Sizes 5-10|
|150CM (60in) WIDE||DRESS||2m (2 ¼ yd)||2.5m (2 ¾ yd)|
|TOP||Bracelet sleeve – 1.6m (1 ¾ yd)
Flounce sleeve – 1.7m (1 7/8 yd)
|Bracelet sleeve – 2.1m (2 3/8 yd)
Flounce sleeve – 2.3m (2 ½ yd)
|115CM (45in) WIDE||DRESS||2.9m (3 ¼ yd)||Bracelet sleeve – 3m (3 3/8 yd)
Flounce sleeve – 3.3m (3 5/8 yd)
|TOP||2.3m (2 ½ yd)||Bracelet sleeve – 2.6m (2 7/8 yd)
Flounce sleeve – 2.9m (3 ¼ yd)
- Matching and contrast thread
- 0.3 m (3/8 yd) interfacing
- 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)|
|9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50)||117cm (46in)||101.5cm (40in)||124.5cm (49in)|
|10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52)||122cm (48in)||106.5cm (42in)||129.5cm (51in)|