Skye Sundress
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 6-24 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye Sundress
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye sundress sewing pattern size range 16-34 by Tilly and the Buttons
Skye Sundress
Skye Sundress
Skye Sundress
Skye Sundress

Skye Sundress

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PATTERN FORMAT

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. 

  • Romantic square scoop neckline with bias bound finish
  • Empire waist bodice gently shaped with under-bust pleats
  • Bra strap-friendly coverage, with optional stays
  • Optional faux ties at the shoulders
  • Choice of mini-, knee- or maxi-length hemlines
  • Side seam pockets for your ice cream money!

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

PATTERN SUPPORT - Need extra Skye sewing help? See our FREE tutorials!

MODEL GARMENT SIZES - Averil is wearing the UK 6-24 range (rainbow stripe maxi and yellow gingham mini dresses) and wears size 1 (UK 6), graded to a size 2 (UK 8) at the hips. Melody is modelling the UK 16-34 range (pink and red flowers knee-length and ocean green maxi dresses) and wears size 11 (UK 26), graded to a size 13 (UK30) at the hips.

                  Sewing pattern sizes are labelled with generic numbers from 1 to 15. Use the body measurements to determine your size.

                  Size range: UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34

                  BODY MEASUREMENTS
                  SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
                  1
                  UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
                  76cm
                  (30in)
                  61cm
                  (24in)
                  84cm
                  (33in)
                  2
                  UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
                  81cm
                  (32in)
                  66cm
                  (26in)
                  89cm
                  (35in)
                  3
                  UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
                  86.5cm
                  (34in)
                  71cm
                  (28in)
                  94cm
                  (37in)
                  4
                  UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
                  91.5cm
                  (36in)
                  76cm
                  (30in)
                  99cm
                  (39in)
                  5
                  UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 14
                  96.5cm
                  (38in)
                  81cm
                  (32in)
                  104cm
                  (41in)
                  6
                  UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
                  101.5cm
                  (40in)
                  86.5cm
                  (34in)
                  109cm
                  (43in)
                  7
                  UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
                  112cm
                  (44in)
                  94cm
                  (37in)
                  114cm
                  (45in)
                  8
                  UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
                  117cm
                  (46in)
                  99cm
                  (39in)
                  119.5cm
                  (47in)
                  9
                  UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50 / AUS 22
                  122cm
                  (48in)
                  104cm
                  (41in)
                  124.5cm
                  (49in)
                  10
                  UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52 / AUS 24
                  127cm
                  (50in)
                  109cm
                  (43in)
                  129.5cm
                  (51in)
                  11
                  UK 26 / US 22 / EUR 54 / AUS 26
                  132cm
                  (52in)
                  114cm
                  (45in)
                  134.5cm
                  (53in)
                  12
                  UK 28 / US 24 / EUR 56 / AUS 28
                  137cm
                  (54in)
                  119.5cm
                  (47in)
                  139.5cm
                  (55in)
                  13
                  UK 30 / US 26 / EUR 58 / AUS 30
                  142cm
                  (56in)
                  124.5cm
                  (49in)
                  144.5cm
                  (57in)
                  14
                  UK 32 / US 28 / EUR 60 / AUS 32
                  147cm
                  (58in)
                  129.5cm
                  (51in)
                  150cm
                  (59in)
                  15
                  UK 34 / US 30 / EUR 62 / AUS 34
                  152.5cm
                  (60in)
                  134.5cm
                  (53in)
                  155cm
                  (61in)

                  Supplies

                  • Fabric – see below
                  • Matching and contrast thread
                  • 10-13mm (⅜-½in) wide single fold bias binding: sizes 1-6 – 3m (3¼yd); sizes 7-15 – 3.5m (3⅞yd) OR 0.4m (½yd) extra fabric (such as lightweight cotton) to make your own
                  • Optional: 3m (2⅞yd) iron-on seam tape to stabilise neckline and armholes on drapier fabrics
                  • Small piece of iron-on interfacing
                  • Sewing machine and basic tools (a 10-13mm [⅜-½in] bias binding maker can be helpful)
                  • For optional bra stays: hand sewing needle + 2 x small sew-on snaps

                  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.

                  Fabric Requirements

                  140cm (56in) wide

                  Mini-length

                  • sizes 1-8 - 1.9m (2 1/8yd)*
                  • sizes 9-10 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 - 2.4m (2 5/8yd)*

                  Knee-length

                  • sizes 1-8 - 2.2m (2½yd)*
                  • sizes 9-10 - 2.5m (2¾yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 - 2.7m (3yd)*

                  Maxi-length

                  • sizes 1-8 - 2.8m (3⅛yd)*
                  • sizes 9-10 - 3.1m (3⅜yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3.2m (3 1/2yd)*

                  115cm (45in) wide

                  Mini-length

                  • sizes 1-3 - 2.2m (2 1/2yd)*
                  • sizes 4-11 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)*
                  • sizes 12-13 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)*
                  • sizes 14-15 - wider fabric needed

                  Knee-length

                  • sizes 1-3 - 2.4m (2 5/8yd)*
                  • sizes 4-11 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)*
                  • sizes 12-13 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)*
                  • sizes 14-15 - wider fabric needed

                  Maxi-length

                  • sizes 1-3 - 3m (3 3/8yd)*
                  • sizes 4-11 - 3.3m (3 5/8yd)*
                  • sizes 12-15 - wider fabric needed

                  PDF Pattern Only

                  You will receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download the PDF files. Find out more about digital pattern delivery.

                  Print at at home on either A4 or US Letter paper, or use the A0 copyshop files for professional printing. 

                  You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale (free to download).

                  Customer Reviews

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                  Kay Bellor
                  A fun sew

                  I am a newbie sewist and really appreciated this pattern. I learned a lot of new things for me and it was easy to figure out techniques by following the clear instructions. The dress is a little "young" for me but it will make a great beach cover up. I want to make more from Tilly and the Buttons for sure!

                  L
                  Lou
                  Beautiful sundress

                  Skye is a quick and easy make that can be made in a variety of drapey fabrics. As always, the instructions are super clear!

                  L
                  LC
                  Skye dress

                  Loved making this dress. Liberty Arley Gardens pink fabric which is a strong cotton and had no need for facings so the ideal sun dress material- making it easy to maintain the shape of straps and square collar without stay stitching or tape. The dress size was a little on the generous side and required streaming under the arms of the bodice and the skirt width could be reduced for a more shapely fitting. Very pleased with the finished article and found the pattern and instructions easy to follow, loved the paper pattern rather than flimsy pattern pieces which so easily tear. The from waist to bust darts were an attractive feature and wondered if the addition of pin tucks from the neck down to join the bust darts would add to the shaping. Will make another dress with some hacks suggested on Tilly and Buttons blog and as I have said with pin tucks possibly reducing the very deep arm hole or using the pattern to make a pinafore version to be worn with a t shirt.

                  Thank you so much for your kind words about the quality of our paper patterns. And we can't wait to see all the hacks you make with Skye including pin tucks!! x

                  J
                  Janice Archery
                  Absolutely love it….

                  Such a simple dress to make, so pretty and comfortable to wear. I don’t know how long it took to make my first one, but I cut out and completed dress two in an afternoon.

                  Woo hoo! Love reading how quickly customers are sewing up their Skye sundresses. It's a Skye summer for sure. Thank you x

                  K
                  Kathleen Howell
                  Great pattern

                  The ordering process was easy and the pattern arrived quickly. I was impressed by the pattern being on good quality paper and a very well written and illustrated booklet of instructions. The sizing was very accurate.I am delighted with the dress that I have made.

                  Thank you for your lovely words Kathleen. It's pleasing to hear that the ordering process went smoothly and you've enjoyed the experience of making your own Skye sundress. Team Buttons x

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