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This is one of my favourite patterns. I have made it multiple times as a dress and a top and it never disappoints. I was new to sewing and this was the pattern that really gave me confidence in my sewing. The finish and the details are lovey and yet it is so simple to make. Perfect instructions as ever. Really recommend.
Aww thank you Laura x
I made a top in size 4 and used white linen. I pre washed it and it frayed a lot so I did French seams. I made a loop instead of hair elastic, which was my first attempt with a loop turner! There were a couple of things that I had to read twice as I wasn’t sure if I got it right. Overall a good easy sew, one I think I will use again and again.
Thank you Janice x
This was my first TATB make - love the pattern book, has great details & explanations! Definitely geared towards novice sewists (or those returning from a long sabbatical!) Neat way to treat corners on the square pocket. I did find cutting out my make with stiffer paper more challenging than tissue, tho it went well. Highlighting my size helped a great deal. I was even successful to pattern match my pockets on both makes! Notes: My wearable toile tunic had the chest pocket and ties. I found the weight of the ties pulled the front back on me, not so thrilled. I did learn from the toile I should size down one for hips.
On my 'serious' make (the Stevie dress): lengthened the dress 2cm (tho will add 4 or 5 next make), altered the neckline to be wider & 4cm deeper (not fond of necklines that rub against my collar bone), and made deeper/wider pockets for the lower front using the pattern book as a pattern :) I also added 5cm to sleeve length so that with the narrower cuff, it landed just above my elbows. Used a button closure instead of ties. I was proud to pattern match my front & back at the sides as well as the front pockets (print had a 5x8cm pattern that would definitely show any mismatch!)
Yes, I will make this again, using the adjustments I wrote down. I want to add a gathered skirt to the tunic with next. It's nice to have a quick make and it's great for our Texas hot summers!
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts about Stevie. We're so happy that you have confirmed this is a great newbie or returning sewist pattern. Ans when you make the gathered skirt version please share on our socials #SewingStevie. Team Buttons x
I enjoyed making the stevie tunic am going to make a top tomorrow as i love the fit of it. Even made matching scrunchy and head band .
It looks like a Stevie Summer. Thank you x
I came upon this pattern by chance, it’s true to size went together nicely with no problems.
Will be buying more patterns from Tilly as they all look nice and the models are even different ages and sizes so they look normal.
Thank you Christina so pleased to find a new fan of the button patterns and of our real people models. Team Buttons x