March 22, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Zadie Dress Sewing Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

The all new Zadie Dress Sewing Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons is now available at Girl Charlee Fabrics! This one-of-a-kind dress will be the perfect addition to your Me Made wardrobe as it is both comfortable to wear and versatile for different occasions. Zadie also includes several customization opportunities like color blocking, pockets, sleeve lengths, and more, so you can create a new look every time! Below is more about the Zadie Pattern and you can order yours along with perfectly coordinating knit fabrics at, and follow the Zadie Sewalong here.

Tilly and the Buttons designer Tilly Walnes creates gorgeous, easy-to-use sewing patterns for the new wave of DIY dressmakers. Tilly combines her passion for dressmaking with over ten years' experience in designing to create refreshingly clear instructions and photos of each step, her patterns will help you to create adorable clothes you’ll feel proud to say you made yourself. Even if you’re a new stitcher!

Throw on your Zadie dress for comfort and style at work or play. The dress has striking diagonal seams, concealing lovely (and practical!) in-seam pockets. The fitted bodice has a flattering empire waistline and round neckline finished with a neckband. It flares out into a feminine, knee-length semi-pleated skirt that’s great for swishing. Choose from cap, three-quarter or full length raglan sleeves.

Tilly's FREE Downloadable Coloring Sheets are available here. Print as many as you'd like to experiment with different color combinations and pattern layouts. 

During the Zadie Sewalong, Tilly provides readers with her 5 Tips For Making a Color Blocked Dress, where she discussing steps for planning, sewing & thread matching, and after care! Included is very helpful information for sewists of all experience levels.

The suggested fabrics for your Zadie include medium weight stretch knits like ponte de roma, cotton lycra, and cotton jersey.  If you want to create a color blocked dress with different solids, you can search our entire selection of solid knits here. Try mixing and matching these fabrics from the shop:

View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on! If you sew up any of these patterns with our fabrics please send us images as we would love to see it and you could be featured on our monthly Knit Picks. Email your pictures to

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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