The Billy PDF

The Billy PDF

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A hardworking gilet. Make yours lined or unlined, with facings on the inside or outside.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless stated otherwise and are included in the pattern.

Skill level; Intermediate.

Fabric Suggestions – Dry oilskin, oilskin, linen, 7-12oz denim, wool, corduroy, cotton twills or canvas. For the lining we’d suggest our barrier lining if using an oilskin, otherwise – cotton voile, lightweight linen, cotton poplin, lightweight wool and slip linings.

Paper vs PDF

If you order a paper copy you will be sent a printed version of our pattern. If you select PDF you are purchasing a digital file. You will be able to download your digital files five times. We recommend that you save your files so that you have them forever. PDF's will include a tiled, an A0 copy shop file and your instructions. The tiled file can be used on any home printer, and is compatible with both A4 and US letter paper. You just need to print out the sheets and stick them together following the guide. Alternatively you can send off the copy shop file to be printed full size; we can usually recommend someone in your area. If you are in the UK we would recommend either The Fold Line or Net Printer. The instructions can either be printed at home or simply follow along on your computer or phone.

You will need

Matching thread.

0.65M/ 3/4YD interfacing. (110-150cm/43 1/2 – 60″ wide).

6 x metal snaps or 15-18mm buttons

Fabrics Pictured (from left to right)

Cutout image is made from Utility Olive 9oz.

Teddy is wearing the Billy in Black Corduroy 11 lined with Black Barrier Lining layered up with the Arbor in Peggy Green.

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