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.

If you want to add pockets to the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit, you can use our free in-seam pocket pattern piece with instructions!


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

            WOMEN'S PATTERN 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)

            *Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Coco, Cleo, Dominique, Stevie, Stevie add-on, Indigo, Indigo add-on, Bobbi, Alexa, Jaimie, Lotta and Billie sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to new patterns and reprints, so watch this space!

            MATERNITY PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

            1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 81cm (32in) 86.5cm (34in)
            2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 86.5cm (34in) 91.5cm (36in)
            3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 91.5cm (36in) 96.50cm (38in)
            4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 96.5cm (38in) 101.5cm (40in)
            5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 101.5cm (40in) 106.5cm (42in)
            6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 106.5cm (42in) 112cm (44in)
            7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 112cm (44in) 117cm (46in)
            8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 117cm (46in) 122cm (48in)

            MEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)




            71cm (28in)


            76cm (30in)


            81cm (32in)


            86.5cm (34in)


            91.5cm (36in)


            96.5cm (38in)


            101.5cm (40in)


            106.5cm (42in)


            111.5cm (44in)


            116.5cm (46in)

            Orders by post

            COVID-19 Update 5th January 2021: The UK is now in lockdown.  COVID restrictions may cause delays in shipping your orders but we are still shipping!

            Our sewing goodies are hand-picked and packed in our South London studio by either Kate, who put lots of love and care into each precious parcel that leaves us.

            Kate will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 5 working days.

            We are using Royal Mail who are under extreme pressure during these exceptionally busy times. Please be aware that there may be a delay with Royal Mail during this period.  We very much appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you don’t contact us about receiving your order until 14 working days after the order was placed for the UK customers.  

            For our International Customers all orders will be sent using Royal Mail's second class service. To Europe please allow 5 to 10 working days for arrival, to the rest of the world 7 to 12 working days. Things can take a little longer to arrive at international destinations, so please allow 30 working days after the order was placed before contacting us.

            Customers outside of Europe ordering 3 or more patterns, a signed book and/or fabric or a kit will be sent using Royal Mail's tracked service.  

            EU Customers

            As of 1st January 2021, EU customers placing orders over €22 may be taxed at the border and may incur a customs handling fee in the receiving country. Orders over €150 may also incur customs duties. These charges are the responsibility of the customer. The levels and thresholds vary from country to country - please contact the customs office in your country if you'd like to know more.

            To the UK: To Europe: To the rest of the world:
            Any number of patterns £2.00  -  -
            1 - 2 patterns  -  £4.50 £6.00
            3 or more patterns - £7.50 £19.00 (tracked)
            1 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns £3.00 £10.00 £25.00 (tracked)
            2 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns*



            £50.00 (tracked)

            3 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns* £8.00 £29.00 £75.00 (tracked)

            *If ordering more than one signed books, each book will be sent as a a separate parcel.

            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.

            Full delivery + returns information


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