Tilly’s Miette Skirt

I saw loads of lovely versions of this skirt during MMMay. I was going to go for the obligatory denim version (which I no doubt will in time), when I spied this eye-catching ikat print in the John Lewis sale. It’s not my normal style but thought it would make for a pleasant change. This pattern is designed with beginners in mind, with no fastenings. The pattern lived up to its beginner label and was pretty  easy to assemble. My fabric did cause me some confusion however, as I couldn’t for the life of me figure out which side was the right side and which was the wrong side. Eventually, I kind of decided that if I couldn’t tell close up, then hopefully no one else would be able to from a distance…

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Seeing as the print of my fabric was so busy, I opted to omit the patch pockets, cute though they were. I cut a size 2 as I did for the Delphine Skirt, which was perfect. And as for pattern matching? I decided not to even think about it 😉 The only part of the pattern I had problems with was attaching the waistband. I can’t wait until I get to the point in my sewing when there isn’t always something! Anyone know when this happens exactly? Anyway, this was the something causing me problems today! I think I was too conscious of matching my side seams to my waistband, because that didn’t quite happen on my Delphine. But somehow that meant that my waistband pieces with interfacing didn’t quite end up in the right place, but slightly off centre.

This was really lovely fabric to work with. Paying a little extra does seem to make a difference, and this was in the sale…

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Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this skirt. I’m not sure the design is quite as flattering on me as the high-waisted A-line Delphine (or that I’m tying it right, will have to have a play around with it), but it’s good to ring the changes and this is lovely and comfy to wear. I should think it will work just as well with flats (well, as flat as I ever go) for weekends, as it will with heels and a black jacket for work. Another functional skirt, thank you Tilly 🙂


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