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…
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…
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 🙂
18 thoughts on “Tilly’s Miette Skirt”
Oh I love this! Looks great. I still learn something new with every sew!! But practise definitely makes it easier!
Thank you! I guess so, and that’s probably the point of making a toile. Don’t think that’s ever going to happen though, I’m far too impatient! Or at least only if it was something really special 🙂
I never make one either. I just want to wear them!
Snap! Far too impatient 🙂
This is such a beautiful skirt. I only discovered your blog last night, and you have some lovely makes
Thank you. Think I’m getting better at picking things I’ll actually wear.
I’ve been contemplating this skirt for a while. I really like yours! That ikat print is great.
Thank you! I’m hoping I’ll be able to knock it up in no time second time around, might even get the waistband right…;-)
I really like this. How many skirts do you have in your wardrobe?!
Probably far too many, but in my defence I do wear them most days, honest!
Kasuri is my favorite! Super cute skirt!
Great skirt, the fabric is amazing.
Thank you! A little bit of me wishing I’d attempted to match the pattern up, but next time… I’ve worn it several times already, which is always a good sign.
This is gorgeous, makes me want to make a Miette! I have been thinking about it for ages!! It’s now most definitely on the ever increasing ‘list’!!
Thanks, and you’re not the only one with an ever-increasing to-make’ list 🙂
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