I have to admit, I don’t own many wrap-around garments mainly because sleepiness and lack of time in the morning could be a dressing faux-pas akin to tucking tights into knickers (we’ve all been there, right?). But, the Miette skirt by Tilly and the Buttons had me at hello. The wrap-around A-line silhouette, complete with a front bow looks really chic and gives a subtle nod to cool, seventies style.
I’m sure many sewists will agree when I say that Tilly’s patterns make garment construction easy to understand. It was so helpful to have step-by-step photographs to follow and the jargon-busting section to refer to whenever I needed it.
For the fabric, I chose a medium-weight polycotton denim from Minerva Crafts (£10.99 per metre) which was great to work with and perfect for winter dressing. Having said that, I would love to make a version in a lighter-weight fabric to give the skirt greater movement – and allow me to twirl!
The pattern gives you the option of adding pockets and I think it’s a nice addition to the skirt. Maybe next time I can add some fun topstitching to the pockets seams – ooh! This pattern does open up the opportunity for you to try different finishing stitches or use a twin needle for instance.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my Miette skirt and looking forward to trying another Tilly and the Buttons pattern soon!