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Tilly and the Buttons Zadie Sewing Pattern

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Sew a stylish and comfortable dress!

Make your own Zadie dress with this paper pattern and step-by-step instructions. Designed for stretch knit fabrics, you can sew it on a regular sewing machine with azigzag stitch (no overlocker or serger needed) – hooray!

Throw on your Zadie dress for comfort and style at work or play. The dress has striking diagonal seams, concealing lovely (and practical!) in-seam pockets. The fitted bodice has a flattering empire waistline and round neckline finished with a neckband. It flares out into a feminine, knee-length semi-pleated skirt that’s great for swishing. Choose from cap, three-quarter or full length raglan sleeves.

If you’re a fan of the Coco or Agnes patterns, this project will take your knit fabric sewing skills to the next level.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Zadie includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL- Improvers

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS–Medium weight stretch knit fabrics such as ponte di roma, double knit, interlock, jersey. Check the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 20% wider than its original width, and that it pings back down to size after stretching.


Fabric -Long or 3/4 sleeve– 2.5m (2 ¾ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.8m (3 yards) x 115cm (45in);Cap sleeve– 2.1m (2 3/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.3m (2 1/2 yards) x 115cm (45in)(It's always a good idea to buy a little extra knit fabric to allow for shrinkage. See below for fabric lengths for colour blocked versions)Matching thread0.9m (1 yard) of 6-8mm (1/4in) stay tape, clear elastic, ribbon or strips of knit interfacingBallpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machineSewing machine with a zigzag stitch and basic tools (a rotary cutter, mat and walking foot are useful)

Sizes (body measurements)

PATTERN SIZEBUSTWAISTHIP176cm (30in)61cm (24in)84cm (33in)281cm (32in)66cm (26in)89cm (35in)386.5cm (34in)71cm (28in)94cm (37in)491.5cm (36in)76cm (30in)99cm (39in)596.5cm (38in)81cm (32in)104cm (41in)6101.5cm (40in)86.5cm (34in)109cm (43in)7106.5cm (42in)91.5cm (36in)114cm (45in)8112cm (44in)96.5cm (38in)119.5cm (47in)

We have great expertise in making curtains and blinds and offer you a truly personal service. We will dedicate one of our staff to oversee your job. They will discuss fabric quantities, styles, type of finish and time scales with you.

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