I've finally made my Tilly and the Buttons Miette skirt, having planned to make one for some time. I was waiting for the 'real' pattern to be available. (As opposed to the downloadable version.)
It was worth the wait. The skirt went together like a dream and is great to wear.
I added 4” to the length and had to grade the pattern between 2 sizes, because I am 2 different sizes! That was easily done. Sewing it up was very easy, thanks to the detailed instructions (complete with photos) both in the booklet which accompanies the pattern and on Tilly's blog. Tilly's aim is to provide easy-to-make patterns which can be made even by a beginner at dressmaking and I think she has succeded here. The most difficult bit of the sewing was turning the ties through – and they're fairly wide, so even that wasn't difficult.
I used our 195gsm cotton, printed with an 'orchid' (this year's colour, apparently!) design from our Market Place.
I was slightly nervous about making a wrap-around skirt, but trusted Tilly's (and other makers') assurances that there would be no 'flashing'. She was right. The skirt wraps nicely and stays in place extremely well. The bow at the front is a bit big for my taste, so I wear it at the side, which I like very much. The pockets are a lovely design feature and very practical. I hate skirts without pockets!
I will definitely make this pattern again. The 195gsm cotton makes a good everyday skirt, but maybe next time I'll try the lighter weight fabric and a slightly longer length.
If you'd like to try this pattern, it's available from Tilly either as a downloadable pdf file or as a paper pattern which she will post out to you. (She likes playing shop!) Fabric available from us! Or design your own!!