Tilly and the Buttons Rosa Shirt and Shirt Dress

£12.50 £8.75

Sew an impressive button-down!

Make your own stylish shirt or shirt dress with this step-by-step sewing pattern.

Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape thanks to gently curved princess seams on both front and back. Our favourite feature is the pointed back yoke, which looks stunning highlighted with decorative topstitching or piping.

You'll learn to construct a two-piece collar and stand, with a separate button stand facing so you can make a feature out of contrast fabric. The three-quarter length roll-up sleeves are held up with narrow button tabs. It's finished with mock felled seams, a gently curved dipped hem, and optional pointed pockets.

Wear your Rosa dress for work or play, and let the compliments come flooding in..."You made that yourself?!"

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Rosa includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.


Multi-sized pattern in sizes 1 to 8.  For Tilly and the Buttons' size chart, see the last image.

Difficulty Level

Tilly and the Buttons has three difficulty levels: 'beginners', 'confident beginners' and 'improvers'.  This pattern is rated 'improvers'.

Fabric Needed

Medium- and light-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, lighter weight denim, fine needlecord, double gauze, linen blends, viscose (rayon), shirting cotton.

Shirt: All Sizes – 2m x 150cm wide / 2.6m x 115cm wide.

Shirt Dress: Sizes 1-4 – 2.2m x 150cm wide / 3.1m x 115cm wide.

Shirt Dress: Sizes 5-8 – 2.6m x 150cm wide / 3.1m x 115cm wide.

Haberdashery Needed

Thread; 10–13mm buttons x 10 (for shirt) or x 12 (for shirt dress); Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric); Optional: 2 spools of contrast topstitching weight thread and topstitching/embroidery needle for your machine.