Tilly and The Buttons Billie Sewing Pattern

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Billie is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. Dress Billie up or down for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa. It's a bestseller for a reason!

  • Relaxed shape - not too baggy
  • Classic crew neckline
  • Choice of timeless straight sleeves or dramatic balloon sleeve with deep cuffs
  • Top version sits on the high hip
  • Mini dress version with cutaway pockets finishes 10cm (4in) above the knee

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginner

Sewing pattern sizes are labelled with generic numbers from 1 to 15. Use the body measurements to determine your size.

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



  • Fabric (see below)
  • Matching thread
  • Optional: Ribbing (at least 70cm / 27 1/2in wide) for cuffs etc. if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve - 0.7m (3/4yd); balloon sleeve - 0.8m (7/8yd)
  • Optional: If you’re using a stretchy sweater knit, use 30cm (12in) of 6-9mm (1/4in) wide satin ribbon, clear elastic or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
  • Sewing machine or overlocker (serger).
  • Basic tools, incl. ballpoint machine needle (a walking foot can be helpful if you’re using a regular sewing machine)


Sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte, double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch. N.B. You’ll need a sturdy machine to sew the balloon sleeve version in a thick sweatshirting fabric.


140CM (56IN) WIDE

Straight sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-6 - 1.5m (1 3/4yd)±
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 2.6m (2 7/8yd)*

Balloon sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-6 - 1.8m (2 yd)±
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 3m (3 3/8yd)*

Straight 3/4 sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-6 - 2.1m (2 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*

Balloon sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-6 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
  • sizes 7-10 - 2.8m (3 1/8yd)
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.6m (4yd)*

115CM (45IN) WIDE

Straight sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-3 - 1.7m (1 7/8yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 - 2.5m (2 3/4yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.2m (3 1/2yd)**

Balloon sleeve top:

  • sizes 1-3 - 2.3m (2 1/2yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 - 03m (3 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.4m (3 7/8yd)**

Straight 3/4 sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-3 - 2.4m (2 5/8yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 - 3.1m (3 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 - 3.8m (4 1/8yd)**

Balloon sleeve dress:

  • sizes 1-3 3m (3 3/8yd)*
  • sizes 4-10 3.7m (4yd)*
  • sizes 11-15 4m (4 1/4yd)**

0.2m (1/4yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc. *0.4m (1/2yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc. **0.5m (1/2yd) less if using separate ribbing for cuffs etc.


Shipping & Despatch

We aim to despatch all in stock orders received before midday Monday-Friday on that same day. Orders received after midday on Friday will be despatched on the following Monday.

We like to give you all available options for your delivery costs so you have the freedom to choose the best option for you.

At checkout you’ll be able to choose from;

Royal Mail 1st Class - Large Letter if your order is under 100g. 

Royal Mail Tracked 24 - Aims to deliver Next Day, Tracked service including text or email with delivery confirmation and tracking.

Royal Mail Tracked 48 - Aims for a two day delivery, Tracked service including text or email with delivery confirmation and tracking.

DPD - full tracked next day delivery, text or email with a 1 hour time slot on the morning of delivery.

DHL 24/48 - Aims to deliver within 24 hours but can sometimes be 48 hours. 


Returns / Terms and Conditions

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Returns are accepted but you must contact us within 48 hours of receiving your order and state the reason for your return. Fabrics will only be refunded if they are received back to us in the original condition and must not have been cut or pre washed. 

Please send clear photographs if there are any issues or damage to your fabrics to sales@littlelegsfabrics.co.uk within 48 hours of receiving the fabric.

Refunds will only be provided for the fabric and not the shipping costs unless your fabric is damaged. Returns must be paid for by the customer unless the fabric is damaged or incorrect in any way. 

All fabrics are cut and measured by hand, as such there can sometimes be an under or over cut of up to 3cm, in this case, a refund or exchange will not be offered. If you feel your fabric has been under cut by more than 3cm, please send us an email.