Tilly and the buttons have only gone and done it again. Don’t we all love a sewing pattern that is..
- simple to sew
- comprised of staple separates that can be integrated into your existing wardrobe or worn alone
- giving you the choice of top length and trouser lengths too (including shorts)
- joyously comfortable – thanks to an elasticated waist
- bang on trend with that wonderful square neckline
- a proud displayer of patch pockets on the bum!
The Esti Co-ord is all of that and more.
This really does tick all the boxes and will be a pattern that I will reach for often. As a complete and utter dress lover you might be surprised that I am most excited about the cropped trousers in particular. They are very similiar to Tilly’s Safiya trousers from her Make it Simple book and as I have made at least 4 or 5 pairs of Safiya’s, I can definitely see lots more Esti trousers in my future – especially with those perfectly placed patch pockets! The style differences between the two trouser patterns are that Esti has wider more flared legs, it also comes in 3 length choices. Esti also has patch pockets, has a higher rise than the Safiya and finally Esti is elasticated all the way around the waist whereas Safiya has a flat fronted waistband and elasticated around the back.
Esti covers a fantastic size range of UK 6-34.
I chose to make the hip length top as I wanted this to be something that I could tuck into the trousers to make it look like a jumpsuit. The top has a cute square neckline which is slightly higher at the back and the straps are neither narrow nor wide.
I also made the trousers a cropped length, as I feel that as I am quite short, this length suits me better and doesn’t drown me, and I adore the perfect patch pocket placement.
The brown spot fabric is a gem from Neil’s fabrics at Milton Keynes market, I love the drape of it, and will certainly make other versions in similar fabric weights, but I think a linen set like the mint green sample on the pattern cover is just so perfect.
I look forward to Summer arriving so that I can really enjoy wearing this two-piece, these photos were taken on June 6th (at Hardwick Hall NT) and it was soooo cold. You’ve never seen a girl whip her jacket and scarf on quicker than me after each photo shoot session. Goosebumps are models own. Can you believe that I was actually wearing a jacket and scarf in June! Oh dear.
This pattern was given to me in exchange for pattern testing for Tilly and the Buttons, however my opinions regarding the pattern are my own and I am not obliged to share anything.
What do you think, do you love it too?
Take care, and I’ll be back soon,