Stag & Bow

Sewing Patterns

Paper patterns by Tilly and the Buttons, Merchant and Mills, Colette, and Grainline Studios

Tilly, Etta

Tilly, Etta


An elegant fitted dress, shaped with darts at the bust, waist and shoulders. Sleek and flattering, it has a choice of lined cap sleeves or darted ¾ length sleeves, high back or V-back neckline.


Medium weight, non drapey fabrics, preferably with stretch for comfort. Stretch woven cotton, sateen, tripe crepe, crepe back satin, ponte di roma, or jacquard knits. The cap sleeve version would work nicely in brocade. Matching thread. .6m interfacing. 56cm invisible zip. Hook and eye. Cap sleeve version – 1.2m x 10-13mm single fold bias binding. Optional: 2 x 1-2cm buttons for faux pockets.

Sizes based on bust:

1(76cm), 2(81cm), 3(86.5cm), 4(91.5cm), 5(96.5cm), 6(101.5cm), 7(106.5cm), 8(112cm)


 Cap Sleeve: 2m x 150cm wide, Or sizes 1-4: 2.3m x 115cm, Or sizes 5-8 3.1m x 115cm

¾ Sleeve: 2.3m x 150cm wide, OR sizes 1-4: 2.8m x 115cm, Or sizes 5-8 3.4m x 115cm


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