Rosa – Tilly and the Buttons | Work in Progress

The Fair Stitch blog.Hello fellow stitchers, what exciting project(s) are you working on? As last week I had a project post, so today I’m just going with a chat instead. Sneak peek of my current project, if you will.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know my projects this month are all shirts. I say “all” like I sewed dozens of them, when in reality it’s just a couple, haha! I actually finished my Rosa shirt yesterday, and I was thinking about posting a review of the pattern today, but I decided against it simply because I want to make both versions of Rosa first; the shirt and the dress. I do have fabric for the dress already, so why not, eh?

My first version, the shirt, is made with Atelier Brunette lightweight cotton fabric called Angéle. I loooove this fabric, it’s so well-behaved, nice and soft although not exactly drapey. It’s got a little bit of structure.

The Fair Stitch blog, Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons.

There are so many things I love about this pattern, and I learned so much from this project. This is not my first “proper” shirt, with stand collar I mean, I used to hate it. Now, I can’t wait to make another! It’s crazy.

The Fair Stitch blog, Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons.
I love the pocket detail and construction.

For my second version, the dress, I am not sure if the fabric would work to be honest. I am going to go with quilting cotton from Rose and Hubble. But as the Rosa calls for light to medium weight fabrics anyway, I think it should be OK. *fingers crossed*The Fair Stitch blog, Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons.I have sewn a few garments with quilting cotton, and they worked for some. I made two pairs of Margot pajama bottoms from Tilly’s first book Love at First Stitch and I love them both. I made a cropped top and I can’t remember wearing it more than once. LOL. I’m not sure quilting cottons is the best for garments with sleeves. I guess we’ll see. Speaking of sleeves, I’m actually not a big fan of the sleeves on my (finished) Rosa shirt, the rolled and tabbed sleeves make it a bit tricky to wear a jacket/coat on top of it. So for the dress, I’m going to try something different.

The Fair Stitch blog, Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons.
Sleeve tab.

I will post the full detailed review of this pattern next week, along with updates on my quilting cotton Rosa. I have chosen the two garments I’m going to make in March, but, if you know me you’d know that can change anytime haha. In the meanwhile, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week ahead. Thank you for reading and see you again next week.


Happy stitching,




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4 thoughts on “Rosa – Tilly and the Buttons | Work in Progress

  1. That blouse is so pretty and looks really well made. Nice job! I agree with you about quilting cottons. They have no give at all so probably not the best for anything fitted or with sleeves.

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