Orla sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

ORLA SHIFT TOP - DIGITAL

Regular price £11.50

Sew a stylish shift top

Orla is a semi-fitted shift top with delicate details offset by a modern exposed zip. Classic at first glance, a closer peek reveals a wealth of interesting design details to develop your sewing repertoire.

The bodice is shaped by curved French darts at the front, with contour and shoulder darts at the back for a great fit. The booty-shielding dipped hem is finished with a facing.

Choose from full length or cropped sleeves with a subtle pleat at the shoulder. Keep it understated with the plain neckline version, or add the adorable snowdrop collar.

"Just finishing my Orla top... I see why your patterns are so popular - it's fabulous, thank you so much!" - Angela

Orla looks great over skinny jeans or leggings for every day, or with slim-fit trousers or tucked into a skirt for the office. The collar version makes a lovely layering top to wear under knitwear.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Orla includes 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. You will also receive the copy shop A0  files that you can have printed. 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

Alternatively, you can order a gorgeous printed pattern to arrive in the post.

SKILL LEVEL - Improvers

BONUS TUTORIALS - Get extra help sewing Orla from our sewalong!

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Lightweight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton lawn, voile, dotted Swiss, silk or polyester crêpe de chine, lighter weight crêpe back satin.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric – 1.7m (1 7/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide for both versions
    OR 2.5m (2 ¾ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for long sleeve version
    OR 2.2m (2 3/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for cropped sleeve version
  • Matching thread
  • 18-20cm (7-8in) exposed zip with metal teeth (choose a striking colour if you want to make a statement!)
  • 0.5m (20in) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, including zip foot or adjustable zip foot
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WOMEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
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)

PATTERN SIZE BUST HIP
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)

Size

Waist

28

71cm (28in)

30

76cm (30in)

32

81cm (32in)

34

86.5cm (34in)

36

91.5cm (36in)

38

96.5cm (38in)

40

101.5cm (40in)

42

106.5cm (42in)

44

111.5cm (44in)

46

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*

£5.00

£19.00

£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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