TATB Tabitha Tee Dress

Tilly and the Buttons gets another go today - working from the Make It Simple book which contains some pretty good patterns!


The Tabitha Tee is a really really basic t-shirt pattern that turns into 7 variations - there are options for short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, full sleeve, a 'ringer tee' with contract cuffs and then a dress with all three sleeve options aswell.

Oh yeah and if you make the shorts/leggings add on - the Tabitha Tee then magically becomes the Juno Pyjamas. It's a very versatile pattern. I've made the tee (and in it's Juno guise) several times now and it's a very quick sew.

Just throwing in some extra Juno's for your viewing here:

Back to the main event - the Tabitha tee dress!

I cut a straight up Size 8 (Tilly sizes are entirely different to RTW and other sewing patterns!) The only minor change I made was to shave about 1cm from the shoulder seam at the armhole as it was just a fraction too big on me. 

The Tabitha dress has you trace the t-shirt pattern, cut along the waist line and then draft a very simple rectangular skirt piece (that's a bit shaped for your hip but not much). 

Top and skirt are joined and the seam flips up to create a channel for a drawstring. The results inside are really neat and there are no raw edges showing. 

The drawstring is a really great feature giving the dress some shape, but also comfort as it's adjustable! Perfect for days where you need a little room. 

The fabric I used for this dress is a Pigeon Wishes Rainbow Jersey from Hey Sew Sister. It is GLORIOUS. The stripe is knitted into the fabric rather than printed on (yarn dyed?) and it's beautifully soft. 

It's another basic make but that's all I'm dealing in right now. At least this one can go through the seasons with me.

If you're after secret pyjamas this is definitely a contender!

Have a good week all x

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