Skye Sundress Sewing Pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Reach for this throw-it-on sundress on those sticky, hot summer days when you don’t know what else to wear, or layer it up over a t-shirt as the sun goes down. The easy-fitting empire waist bodice is gently shaped with pleats under the bust and has a neat bias binding finish on the inside.
The slightly square scoop neckline is designed to cover a bra, with optional bra strap stays for added security. Add the optional faux ties to the straps for an extra touch of whimsy. Choose from mini-, knee- or maxi-length hemlines for the floaty, gathered skirt. And, of course, it has side seam pockets for your ice cream money!
Skye includes Tilly and the Buttons' award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with 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 beginner
SIZE RANGE - UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52)
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.
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 3/8yd)*
*Add 0.4m (1/2yd) extra fabric if you want to make your own bias binding
- Matching and contrast thread
- 8m (3 1/8yd) x 10-13mm (3/8-1/2in) wide single fold bias binding OR 0.4m (1/2yd) extra fabric (such as lightweight cotton) to make your own
- Optional: 2.6m (2 7/8yd) iron-on seam tape
- Small piece of iron-on interfacing
- Sewing machine and basic tools (a 10-13mm [3/8-1/2in] bias binding maker can be helpful)
- For optional bra stays: hand sewing needle + 2 x small sew-on snaps
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)|