Billie is an ultra-comfy sweatshirt or sweater dress that you can whip up in an afternoon. Dress Billie up or down for a meeting, dinner date or Sunday on the sofa. It’s a bestseller for a reason!
- Relaxed shape – not too baggy
- Classic crew neckline
- Choice of timeless straight sleeves or dramatic balloon sleeve with deep cuffs
- Top version sits on the high hip
- Mini dress version with cutaway pockets finishes 10cm (4in) above the knee
SKILL LEVEL – Confident beginner
SIZE RANGE – UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Sweatshirt fleece, French terry, ponte roma, double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch.
- Optional: Ribbing for cuffs etc, if main fabric has less than 20% stretch: regular sleeve – 0.6m (5/8yd); balloon sleeve – 0.7m (3/4yd)
- Matching thread
- Optional: For stretchy sweater knits, stabilise shoulders with 30cm (12in) of 6-9mm (1/4in) wide satin ribbon
- Sewing machine OR overlocker (serger), plus basic tools, incl ballpoint machine needle