Here in the office, we’re very into the Great British Sewing Bee. So much so that it inspired us to start thinking of how we could include more sewing into the mag. We wanted to give you #molliemakers some simple but on-trend patterns to start you on your handmade wardrobe journey. But in order to do that, we needed to call the experts in… Luckily, our fab pals over at Tilly and the Buttons were eager to help. Queue the start of a dream partnership, issue 104’s gift and two items of clothing you just can’t live without.
So here it is! The Marigold 2-in-1 easy to sew jumpsuit and trouser pattern that comes with issue 104. All the instructions, sizing and full-size patterns are tucked inside the gift’s neat little package, and there’s a step-by-step guide and pics to help you through your make.
Here’s a word from our wonderful sewing partners themselves:
“Being avid readers of Mollie Makes ourselves, Team Tilly and the Buttons were thrilled to work together and see our Marigold pattern styling re-imagined. We all love reaching makers with modern crafts that are easy to follow, with a fresh and inspiring colour palette to boot. We hope you enjoy making your Marigold pattern… the team at Mollie Makes have inspired us to make a mustard pair, because you can never have too many DIY garments!”
From size 6 to 20, the casual-fit Marigold jumpsuit and trousers suit everyone and is one of our fave gifts we’ve created. We can’t wait for you all to sew along and share with us your versions.
The Marigold trousers
The first pattern is for these peg-shaped trousers which are the ideal transitional piece to take you from winter to spring, or from work to drinks with pals. We made both our patterns from Minerva Crafts’ beautiful fabrics – you can find this tan viscose version here, but you could make your pair in any light-weight drapey fabric you fancy. Inside your pattern, and on the Tilly and the Buttons website, you’ll find lots of alternative suggestions to suit your style.
If you’re a newbie sewer or just fancy brushing up your skills, check out Tilly and the Buttons’ helpful online tutorials. They have tips and video tutorials on starting sewing, and even a blog post entirely dedicated to the Marigold pattern. Trust us, you’ll be sewing like Esme and Patrick in no time.
The Marigold jumpsuit
The second make from your Tilly and the Buttons pattern is this amazing jumpsuit. We just loved this Atelier Brunette fabric from Minerva Crafts and immediately thought it would make the perf material for a comfy jumpsuit. If you need some styling inspo for your new Marigold creations, or ideas for ways to adapt your pattern, head over to Tilly and the Buttons’ Pinterest board which’ll show you how to rock your outfit for all occasions.
(P.S. Inside 104 you’ll find some 20% discount codes which you can use at Tilly and the Buttons and Minerva Crafts. You’re welcome.)
Make sure you tag us and Tilly and the Buttons when you’re sharing your new garments over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. And, once you’ve finished your Marigold pattern, why not have a go at making the Eden raincoat coat to keep out the April showers, or the gorgeous Ness skirt.
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