Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons


Regular price £11.50


With modern details and a flattering shape, you’ll feel as cool as a cucumber in this jumpsuit or playsuit. Alexa has a button-front bodice with curved V-neckline and subtle forward shoulder seam, blousy waist cinched in with an external waist channel and tie, choice of jumpsuit or playsuit lengths, with easy fitting peg-style trousers on the jumpsuit version.

Add the optional pleated flap pockets and rolled sleeve tabs for a utility look, or leave them off if you want your fabric to do the talking. Whether you wear it for work, rest or play, you’ll feel proud as punch in your homemade Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit!

Like all Tilly and the Buttons patterns, Alexa comes with 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.


DIGITAL PATTERN - You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper or print at a copy shop using the A0 files. Please read the information about digital pattern delivery before downloading. You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale - you can download Adobe Reader for free

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics with some drape, such as linen, chambray, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), cotton lawn, double gauze, crepe de chine.



Sizes 1-5

Sizes 6-10

150CM (60in) WIDE


1.8m (2yd)

2.1m (2 3/8yd)


2.4m (2 5/8yd)

3m (3 3/8yd)


115CM (45in) WIDE


2.2m (2 1/2yd)

2.5m (2 3/4yd)


Sizes 1-4 Sizes 5-10


3.3m (3 5/8yd)

3.7m (4yd)



  • Fabric (see above)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.6 m (5/8 yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • 4 x 15mm (5/8in) buttons
  • Optional: 2 x 10-15mm (3/8-5/8in) buttons for pocket flaps and/or 2 x 10mm (3/8in) buttons for rolled tab sleeves
  • Large safety pin
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot

            SIZES (Body measurements)

            Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.

            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)

            *Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Dominique, Stevie, Indigo, Bobbi and Alexa sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to more patterns in the future, so watch this space!

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            Receiving digital patterns

            Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.

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