The weather is getting cooler and the biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with new sewing patterns?! Today I wanted to share details on Tilly, my upcoming pdf pattern, which will be available in Doll, Girl, and Tween sizing.

Tilly is an adorable, chic jacket with a ruffle hem intended to hit right at the hip. Tilly features a comfortable, round band collar. There are three closure options including; button closure, no closure, and double tie closure. Tilly is quite simple to sew and is the perfect sewing pattern for beginners who have been desiring to sew outerwear. Are you looking for a sewing challenge? Try sewing up a Tilly in leather or suede for a luxe jacket! 

The following Tilly jackets feature the full button closure. This is a great option for colder climates, to keep your girl cozy and warm!

The double tie closure option is my FAVORITE detail of this little jacket! It will gives your new sewing project a boho vibe and there is virtually endless options of lace or trims that can be used for the ties! Check out the trim section of your favorite sewing shop or go online for loads of inspiration. 

Finally, the no closure Tilly is an uber quick and simple sew. You cannot beat the speed of this cute and casual sew. 

 What can make you fall in love with Tilly even more......all seams are enclosed giving it the option of being reversible!! That means two looks in one!

 Are you ready to prep your supplies for a new Tilly?  We want to help with a GIVEAWAY!!!

Who wants to win a $50 Gift Card to Hawthorne Threads Supply Company???  To enter, just comment below with some styling ideas/fabric choices/plans for your Tilly!! You have until 11/25/19 to enter. 



November 22, 2019 by Maya Carithers



Allison said:

I love that Tilly is reversible! I would love to do a fun print on one side and a neutral to go with everything on the other.

Audrey Ward

Audrey Ward said:

Oh I would love this with a retro flair! Channel looking fabric with gold buttons would be so feminine too!


Lauren said:

I am LOVING Tilly. I want to do one in velvet!


Mindy said:

I have a friend whose husband is a Harley fan! Think a faux leather girlie version for their new granddaughter with lots of bling would be a great way to make these amazing friends smile!

Jo Beth Goodrum

Jo Beth Goodrum said:

I have some corduroy and matching animal print woven which will make an adorable Tilley.

Sherry Holton

Sherry Holton said:

I would try frogs for a closure on the jacket.


Jessi said:

I have plaids and corduroy and velveteen, that would look great with the brown/wooden buttons I also have plenty of in my collection. I have 10 grand daughters under the age of 11. What size should I do first? Maybe I need an assembly line, as they would all wear it a lot!

Sharon Plante

Sharon Plante said:

Love Tilly. Can’t wait for this pattern to make for all my granddaughters!

Jessica Fehrn

Jessica Fehrn said:

Trims and flowers!! Girly girly accessories, maybe one with fringe!!


Heather said:

Going to let my 14 and 5 year old daughters choose their own fabrics!


Robyn said:

I think this would be so pretty in crushed velvet!

Stephanie McDaniel

Stephanie McDaniel said:

Corduroy, or velvet would be beautiful


Samantha said:

I have some great chambray and lace I can’t wait to try on this jacket!!!

Kathryn Leatherwood

Kathryn Leatherwood said:

The tilly is such a great pattern! I think I would stick with solid fabrics in a nice medium weight. Perhaps an ultra fine corduroy.

Robin Moody

Robin Moody said:

Love the buffalo check like above. Am thinking maybe corduroy.
Just found your site tonight. Love, love, love.

Shelley M Gajus

Shelley M Gajus said:

Ooh, I really like this cardi-coat and I know my girls would too. Im imagining some of the beautiful flannel plaids (that a saw in one of HT’s recent newsletters, I think Michael Miller) or one from the HT Santa baby line in Ochre Snowfall – I just love that color. I think this could be styled any way – with jeans to a dress and be a great mid-season layer!

Nancy Cronk

Nancy Cronk said:

I love Tilly! That was my great grandmother’s name. I have been saving some baby corduroy that will be totally perfect for Tilly!


Shanna said:

I love Tilly and I have a beautiful navy micro cord from Spun Honey. I have thinking of making that my main fabric and using a fun plaid or floral for the other side. I think it would make a snappy little jacket to wear with Sloane skinnies or skinny jeans and a cute tee or even a dressier blouse. Loving all the new patterns this November!

Cathy Bastidas

Cathy Bastidas said:

This would be beautiful in a wool. Love that it can be worn with a dress or just a cute pair of pants.

Sarah Stephens

Sarah Stephens said:

I would love to sew up a Tilly in suede! Gorgeous pattern!


Patsy said:

A reversible Tilly jacket, yes! I have some cute corduroy that would be perfect!

Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore said:

I have a sage microfiber main fabric and white diamond quilted lining to use for the right pattern. I believe Tillie is it. The color of the fabric needs a girly look and some embellishment for a 4 yo. That’s where some hand embroidery will come in. I love the choice of closures! I would style it with her pink boots. and add a dbp dess with pink tones. Pink is her favorite color!!

Loretta patzner

Loretta patzner said:

Fun flannel for Florida “fall”

Jessica Wettstain

Jessica Wettstain said:

I cannot wait to our this with some denim Lucy pants and a plain T-shirt for a casual look. IT’S SO CUTE!!!

Rachel Sarella

Rachel Sarella said:

I love the buffalo plaid!
For a dressier look I am tempted to use velveteen!

Whitney Edwards

Whitney Edwards said:

Buffalo plaid white! I think it looks great white everything and we definitely need a jacket in it!

Melanie Champ

Melanie Champ said:

I would love to do a vintage floral pattern with a solid color that compliments a color in the floral. I even have a gorgeous circa 1840 fabric that would be amazing for this pattern. oh the ideas are just flowing now. So many cute combos I can think of!


Nichole said:

I’d love to make a solid color Tilly, with o closures, to layer over dresses this winter!


Caroline said:

I like the button version and I would probably use corduroy.

Andrea Alexander

Andrea Alexander said:

This would look beautiful in any Hawthorne fabric! I would probably do some spring fabrics because my girls don’t have any nice light spring jackets.

Malinda @littlevintagelove

Malinda @littlevintagelove said:

😍 this is going to be so perfect in corduroy ☺️

Anita Fields

Anita Fields said:

I have 3 of these planned already! 1 is a flowered corduroy with a flannel inside and reversible. Another will be corduroy with Sherpa on the inside and the last one, black velvet! I can’t wait!

Esther kana

Esther kana said:

Just what I need for this weather

Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson said:

I have some mustard flanal that would look great.

Rhonda Lutz

Rhonda Lutz said:

I love Hawthorne Threads! This pattern would be so lovely for a fall jacket or even spring with floral prints. I just learnt how to do button holes on my embroidery machine thanks to the VFT FB group so buttons no longer intimidate me!

Gina diestel

Gina diestel said:

I would love to see it a little longer. No quite knee length.


Kimberly said:

Done in linen for spring wearing would be cute.


Summer said:

This would be cute in denim!


Jenny said:

a corduroy or velvet would be pretty!

Flor Chavarria

Flor Chavarria said:

I love it. Will need to look for knits as my ggd lives in Florida

Dafne Wittiekind

Dafne Wittiekind said:

I love Hawthorne threads, I hope I win!!!!

Dafne Wittiekind

Dafne Wittiekind said:

I would use Best Friends in Holiday fabric for the tilly jacket and the Ainsley in Robert Kaufman solid!!!😍😍😍

Emilee Rockhill

Emilee Rockhill said:

I don’t think the mustard can be beat. So pretty!

Rebecca K.

Rebecca K. said:

This would be so cute on my daughter in a dark teal color! In a heavy flannel it would help keep her warm in spring and fall.


Heather said:

Love these plaids.

Kate Yetter

Kate Yetter said:

I would make a boho inspired Tilly with pom pom trim around the edges. A beautiful ikat fabric would be the main.

Mindy Ballard

Mindy Ballard said:

I would so love to make one of these for my 2 daughters a 2 year old and a 15 year old. They would love them so cute in all colors.

Alison Rowe

Alison Rowe said:

The reversible feature on this coat makes it versatile! I plan on doing a nice neutral on one side and a cool print or color on the next side!

Joanne Gorman

Joanne Gorman said:

I will make a black and red buffalo plaid jacket for my granddaughter.

Kimberly Seegmiller

Kimberly Seegmiller said:

I like the look of the plaid one you made! I think I’d sew one of those for my tween.

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