Billie Sweatshirt and Dress | Tilly and The Buttons


Cool, casual and modern, 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 trim details. Keep it effortless with cuffed, straight sleeves, or add some drama with on-trend balloon sleeves and deep cuffs.

Choose between top length which sits on the high hip, or mini dress which finishes 10cm (4in) above the knee with gorgeous cutaway pockets. You can dress it up or down, whether you’re wearing Billie for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa.

Billie includes Tilly and the Buttons’ award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

*** Tilly & The Buttons have updated some of their paper patterns to now go up to a size UK34!
I still have some of the older packaging patterns (up to size UK24) which are being phased out.
You can get the older patterns at a reduced rate of £15.50.
New TATB patterns now retail for £17.50

Choose your size range in the drop-down box.

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SKILL LEVEL – Confident beginner

SIZE RANGE – OLD PACKAGING: UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52)
NEW PACKAGING: UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – 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.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS – Please see photo/image of pattern back for details of how much fabric you need (tap the magnifying glass in the top right hand corner to see closer).


  • Fabric
  • Optional: Ribbing for cuffs etc, if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve – 0.6m (5/8yd); balloon sleeve – 0.7m (3/4yd)
  • Matching thread
  • Optional: For stretchy sweater knits, stabilise shoulders with 30cm (12in) of 6-9mm (1/4in) wide satin ribbon
  • Sewing machine OR overlocker (serger), plus basic tools, incl ballpoint machine needle

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