Tilly and the Buttons Sewing Pattern - Mabel Dress & Blouse

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Get ready for all the compliments with this dreamy dress or blouse with shirred waist and cuffs. Learn to sew shirring with Tilly's step-by-step guide, plus a free video tutorial by Tilly if you need extra help.

  • Square-shaped elasticated neckline
  • Full-length or elbow-length sleeves, with deep shirred cuff or narrow shirred cuff with frill hem
  • Voluminous raglan sleeves elasticated around the shoulders
  • Front neckline has a pretty frill, keyhole opening and faux drawstring ties
  • Blousy bodice and floaty skirt cinched in with shirred waistline
  • Make it as a midi-length dress or peplum blouse

SKILL LEVEL - Improver

SIZE RANGE - UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34


  • Fabric (see below)
  • Matching thread
  • 1.5m (1¾yd) x 8-10mm (⅜in) wide elastic
  • 1-2 spools of shirring elastic (elasticated thread)
  • 2 x safety pins

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, voile, seersucker, chambray, double gauze, viscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell), lighter weight needlecord.

MODEL GARMENT SIZES - Sarah (pink dress) is wearing a size 5 (UK 14) and Sophie (gingham blouse & floral dress) is wearing a size 9 (UK 22).

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