Tilly and the Buttons - Mabel Dress and Blouse Paper Sewing Pattern

$142.00 per metre
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Get ready for all the compliments with this dreamy dress or blouse with shirred waist and cuffs. Learn to sew shirring with our step-by-step guide, plus a free video tutorial by Tilly if you need extra help.

  • Flirty, square-shaped elasticated neckline
  • Full-length or elbow-length sleeves, with deep shirred cuff or narrow shirred cuff with frill hem
  • Voluminous raglan sleeves elasticated around the shoulders
  • Front neckline has a pretty frill, keyhole opening and faux drawstring ties
  • Blousy bodice and floaty skirt cinched in with shirred waistline
  • Make it as a midi-length dress or peplum blouse


  • Available sizes 6-34. Waist from 61cm (24") to 134.5cm (53") and Hip from 84cm (33") to 155cm (61") and bust from 76cm (30") to 152.5cm (60")

Skill Level: Confident beginner

Recommended Fabric:  Lightweight woven fabrics that would gather easily, such as lawn cotton, poplin, voile, seersucker, viscose (rayon) or crepe.


  • Matching threads
  • 1.5m wide elastic
  • 1 - 2 spools of shirring elastic
  • 2 x safety pins