Tilly and the Buttons Billie sweatshirt and dress sewing pattern
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
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Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie Sweatshirt + Dress
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 16-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie sweatshirt and dress UK 6-24 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Billie Sweatshirt + Dress
Billie Sweatshirt + Dress
Billie Sweatshirt + Dress
Billie Sweatshirt + Dress

Billie Sweatshirt + Dress

Printed or PDF Sewing Pattern
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PATTERN FORMAT

Billie is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. Dress Billie up or down for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa. It's a bestseller for a reason!

  • Relaxed shape - not too baggy
  • Classic crew neckline
  • Choice of timeless straight sleeves or dramatic balloon sleeve with deep cuffs
  • Top version sits on the high hip
  • Mini dress version with cutaway pockets finishes 10cm (4in) above the knee

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginner

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

MODEL GARMENT SIZES - Marcela is wearing the UK 6-24 range (pink grid print dress, navy and metallic sweatshirt, yellow splodge dress and pale blue sweatshirt) and wears size 4 (UK 12). Sarah is modelling the UK 16-34 range (colour block dress and striped sweatshirt) and wears size 11 (UK 26).

ADD ON - Add a cute shoulder ruffle to your Billie sweater with our FREE PDF pattern download!

                  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 thread
                  • Optional: Ribbing (at least 70cm / 27 1/2in wide) for cuffs etc. if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve - 0.7m (3/4yd); balloon sleeve - 0.8m (7/8yd)
                  • Optional: If you’re using a stretchy sweater knit, use 30cm (12in) of 6-9mm (1/4in) wide satin ribbon, clear elastic or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
                  • Sewing machine or overlocker (serger).
                  • Basic tools, incl. ballpoint machine needle (a walking foot can be helpful if you’re using a regular sewing machine)

                  Fabric Suggestions

                  Sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte, double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch. N.B. You’ll need a sturdy machine to sew the balloon sleeve version in a thick sweatshirting fabric.

                  Fabric Requirements

                  140cm (56in) wide

                  Straight sleeve top:

                  • sizes 1-6 - 1.5m (1 3/4yd)±
                  • sizes 7-10 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
                  • sizes 11-15 - 2.6m (2 7/8yd)*

                  Balloon sleeve top:

                  • sizes 1-6 - 1.8m (2 yd)±
                  • sizes 7-10 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3m (3 3/8yd)*

                  Straight 3/4 sleeve dress:

                  • sizes 1-6 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)*
                  • sizes 7-10 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*

                  Balloon sleeve dress:

                  • sizes 1-6 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
                  • sizes 7-10 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3.6m (4yd)*

                  115cm (45in) wide

                  Straight sleeve top:

                  • sizes 1-3 - 1.7m (1 7/8yd)*
                  • sizes 4-10 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3.2m (3 1/2yd)**

                  Balloon sleeve top:

                  • sizes 1-3 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
                  • sizes 4-10 - 03m (3 3/8yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3.4m (3 7/8yd)**

                  Straight 3/4 sleeve dress:

                  • sizes 1-3 - 2.4m (2 5/8yd)*
                  • sizes 4-10 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 - 3.8m (4 1/8yd)**

                  Balloon sleeve dress:

                  • sizes 1-3 3m (3 3/8yd)*
                  • sizes 4-10 3.7m (4yd)*
                  • sizes 11-15 4m (4 1/4yd)**

                  ±0.2m (1/4yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc.
                  *0.4m (1/2yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc.
                  **0.5m (1/2yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc.

                  Printed or PDF

                  Printed Sewing Pattern

                  You will receive a gorgeous printed package containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour booklet with step-by-step instructions.

                  PDF Sewing Pattern

                  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

                  Based on 14 reviews
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                  Mary T
                  Good pattern

                  This was the first time of using Tilly patterns. The quality of the pattern is good with clear directions for sewing. The sizing was fine for me, although I did go a size higher because it was a new pattern, but next time I will make it to my size. I did not use sweatshirt material but used Model Jersey also the first time of using a stretch material, but I liked the finished top. For me the neckline was a little high so I will make it of the smallest size next time. Generally I am happy with everything but would like more patterns on dresses WITHOUT gathers as I find some of them too frilly.

                  Thank you so much for sharing your Billie make. Team Buttons x

                  S
                  Suzanne Webb
                  Beautiful patterns as always!

                  I absolutely love TATB patterns! So detailed and easy to use, printed on great quality paper. I have just ordered lots of jersey and French terry to get started on Billie jumpers for myself and my daughters!

                  Yay, have fun making all the Billies, Suzanne. Team Buttons x

                  J
                  Jane Carroll
                  Billie balloon sleeve

                  Billie balloon sleeve top in a beautifully soft rayon spandex floral print. Regret not adding the shoulder ruffles. Oh well, next time!

                  Thank you so much for sharing your Billie Jane. Team Buttons x

                  J
                  Jane Carroll
                  Billie

                  I made Billie using this cute Star Wars fabric. I’m a teacher and the kids love it when I wear quirky prints. They’re going to love this one!

                  Tilly’s instructions are so easy to follow and the pattern pieces always match perfectly.

                  Thank you for sharing your make Jane. Hope the kids enjoy the Star Wars print. Team Buttons x

                  C
                  CLAIRE BLOYE
                  Love it!

                  I have loved making this top. I completed it easily within one weekend and the results are great. I'm looking forward to making another with balloon sleeves. I love the versatility of the pattern. My top is thinner than sweatshirt material and this has worked well, I'm keen to make one with lacy sleeves (as I've seen this in some shops), but it can become a sweatshirt as well with the right fabric. Thank you Tilly and the Buttons as always! Such easy instructions and constantly increases my confidence and motivation to sew more.

                  Thank you for sharing your make Claire. We love the idea for lacy sleeves too. Team Buttons x

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