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Indigo top and dress - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons



Cute, comfy and effortlessly stylish, the Indigo smock has no fiddly fastenings so you can throw it on and go. Sew it with classic gathered seams or elevate it to a stand-out piece in your wardrobe with the pretty exposed frill seam.

Indigo has a bodice shaped with bust darts, gently curved empire waistline, and floaty gathered skirt. Make it as a top with dipped hem ending at the low hip, or a knee-length dress with straight hem and pockets (yay!). Choose from three-quarter flounce sleeves or slim-fitting bracelet sleeves. You’ll want to wear one every day of the week.

Want to get even more out of your pattern? We have an add-on pattern for the Indigo smock that gives you extra pattern pieces and instructions. The additional options include a button back, short sleeves with optional ruffle and tiered midi skirt. You can buy the Indigo add-on digital pattern here!

Indigo is available in TWO size bands. If you are in between the two size charts, check out this post to see which one is right for you. Remember to select the option you want when purchasing.

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

SIZE RANGE - UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52 OR UK 16-34 / US 12-30 / EUR 44-62

FABRIC & SUPPLIES: See the pattern back cover image (Psst! You can zoom in)

MODEL GARMENT SIZES - Rumana (yellow floral print top and clementine print dress) wears a size 4 (UK 12) and Paige (lilac dress and black asterix print top) wears a size 3 (UK 10) at the bust, graded to a size 4 (UK 12) at the waist and hips. Bethany (sage polka dot dress & geometric top) wears a size UK 26 at the bust, graded to a size 30 at the hips.