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    Tilly and the Buttons • Romy • Improvers

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    DIY RIVIERA STYLE

    Upgrade your casual me-made wardrobe with this stylish (and comfy!) top and dress. The optional back ties or contrast binding add a fun twist to the classic Breton or t shirt dress. Romy has a modern loose fit and high slash envelope neckline, with choice of cap, three quarter or full length sleeves for year-round style. Designed for knit fabrics, whip it up on either a regular sewing machine or overlocker (serger). Once you’ve made one, you’ll be hooked!

     

    SKILL LEVEL - Improvers

     

    FABRIC SUGGESTIONS

    Medium-weight low stretch knit fabrics such as jersey or interlock. You could also use ponte for the long sleeve version. Avoid anything too light-weight, drapey or clingy. If you’re making the back ties version, avoid anything too bulky.

     

    BODY MEASUREMENTS

     

    SIZE

    1

    UK6/US2/EUR34

    2

    UK8/US4/

    EUR36

    3

    UK10/US6/

    EUR38

    4

    UK12/US8/

    EUR40

    5

    UK14/US10/

    EUR42

    6

    UK16/US12/

    EUR44

    7

    UK18/US14/

    EUR46

    8

    UK20/US16/EUR48

    BODY MEASUREMENTS

    Bust

    76cm (30in)

    81cm

    (32in)

    86.5cm (34in)

    91.5cm (36in)

    96.5cm

    (38in)

    101.5cm

    (40in)

    106.5cm

    (42in)

    112cm

    (44in)

    Waist

    61cm (24in)

    66cm

    (26in)

    71cm

    (28in)

    76cm

    (30in)

    81cm

    (32in)

    86.5cm

    (34in)

    91.5cm

    (36in)

    96.5cm

    (38in)

    Hip

    84cm (33in)

    89cm

    (35in)

    94cm

    (37in)

    99cm

    (39in)

    104cm

    (41in)

    109cm

    (43in)

    114cm

    (45in)

    119.5cm

    (47in)

    FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

    150cm (60in) wide

    Version A

    2m

    (2 1/4yd)

    Version B

    1m

    (1 1/8yd)

    Version C

    1.4m

    (1 5/8yd)

    115cm (45in) wide

    Version A

    3.3m

    (3 3/4yd)

    Version B

    1.7m

    (1 7/8yd)

    Version C

    2.2m

    (2 1/2yd)

     

     

     

     

    SUPPLIES

    • Matching thread
    • Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
    • For back tie version: 0.5m (5/8yd) of 6-9mm (1/4in–3/8in) clear (swimwear) elastic and sharp all-purpose needle or microtex needle
    • Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
    • Optional: Overlocker (serger)