Billie Sweatshirt + Dress | Tilly & the Buttons


Billie is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. It has a relaxed shape, crew neckline and classic rib details. Keep it classic with cuffed straight sleeves or add a little drama with the balloon sleeves and long cuffs.


Fabric (see below), matching thread, optional ribbing (at least 70cm wide) for cuffs etc. if main fabric has less than 20% stretch – 0.7m for a regular sleeve or 0.8m balloon sleeve, sewing machine OR overlocker, plus basic tools, including ballpoint machine needle (a walking foot can be helpful if you’re using a regular sewing machine)

Optional: If you’re using a stretch sweater knit, use 30cm of 6-9mm wide satin ribbon, clear elastic or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders

Fabric Suggestions

Sweatshirt fleece, french terry, ponte and sweater knits with at least 10% stretch. Can be made with or without ribbing for the cuffs, collar and hem.

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Additional Information
Designed for

Knit fabrics

Fabric weight

Midweight, Heavyweight

Skill level

Beginner friendly

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About the designer

Tilly and the Buttons patterns are exceptionally well drafted and are accompanied by the best instructions in the biz! Check out Tilly's blog for sewalongs and extra tips.