Stevie is an easy-fitting modern tunic with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with a button loop or neck ties. Choose from top or above-the-knee dress length, with optional patch pocket and narrow turn-up cuffs.
Easy to make, with no darts, fiddly fastenings or set-in sleeves, this is a great project for sewing newbies, or a satisfying speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. Throw your Stevie tunic on with sandals and a statement necklace in the Summer, or layer over a stripey top and tights in the cooler months.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Stevie 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.
Fabric & Notions
Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon). If you’re a confident stitcher, try a sandwashed silk or crêpe de chine.
Top: Sizes 1-5: 1.2m (1¼yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.7m (1 7/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 1.5m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide
Dress: Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 2m (2 1/8yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide
0.3m (3/8 yard) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
For button loop version: 1 x 8-12mm (1/2-3/4in) rounded or fabric-covered button and elasticated hairband
Sewing machine and basic tools
This pattern is suitable for beginners.
About the designer
Tilly and The Buttons are an independent British brand. They are well known for producing easy to use sewing patterns which come with jargon busting instructions and photos which show you how to sew each part.