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Romy Top or Dress | Tilly and the Buttons


Designer: Tilly and the Buttons
Pattern Format:
 Printed Paper
 Multisized: UK 6 - 20
Difficulty: Improvers

Upgrade your casual me-made wardrobe with this stylish (and comfy!) top and dress. The optional back ties or contrast binding add a fun twist to the classic Breton or T-shirt dress.

Romy has a modern loose fit and high slash envelope neckline, with choice of cap, three quarter or full length sleeves for year-round style. Designed for knit fabrics, whip it up on either a regular sewing machine or overlocker (serger). Once you’ve made one, you’ll be hooked! 

Romy 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.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Medium-weight low stretch knit fabrics such as jersey or interlock. You could also use ponte for the long sleeve version. Avoid anything too light-weight, drapey or clingy. If you’re making the back ties version, avoid anything too bulky.

150cm (60in) wide
Version A: 2m; (2 1/4yd)
Version B: 1m; (1 1/8yd)
Version C: 1.4m; (1 5/8yd)

115cm (45in) wide
Version A: 3.3m; (3 3/4yd)
Version B: 1.7m; (1 7/8yd)
Version C: 2.2m; (2 1/2yd)

Matching thread
Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
For back tie version: 0.5m (5/8yd) of 6-9mm (1/4in–3/8in) clear (swimwear) elastic and sharp all-purpose needle or microtex needle
Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
Optional: Overlocker (serger)

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