Dressing head to toe in pink makes me very happy. Apart from the fact that it is usually very kind to my colouring, I have just read in The Guardian that “It’s a way to be pretty while retaining your intellectual detachment.” I’ll take it.
I feel very womanly in this skirt, it’s a bit out of my comfort zone because ordinarily such an A line would make me feel like a human triangle. If I wear it with a nice tight top, however, I feel flattered and reasonably well put-together. So I sewed a vest using the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top pattern and a clever hack by Like Sew Amazing.
I’m going to try it with a polo neck, tights and boots in the autumn. Something like this version / outfit by Seams of Consciousness, who, by the way, makes the most amazing clothes!
The Miette skirt is one of Tilly and the Buttons first sewing patterns. It’s a wonderful pattern for beginners as it is mostly straight lines, with no zips or buttons.
I lined mine with a lightweight polycotton because I sewed it in quite a light chambray (Merchant and Mills) and I wanted a nice “quality” drape. I also don’t fancy flashing my pants every time I go out on a breezy day.
The pockets are optional, I added them because my fabric is so plain I wanted some texture. I wouldn’t recommend keeping your biscuits or doggy poo bags in them though as that would ruin the nice clean lines.
I took my time making this as I like a spot of relaxing slow dressmaking. Sewing the pockets required a lot of attention to line up nicely without gaping – possibly because of my fabric choice.
I love this pattern, it comes together really easily and is a classic style that is deservedly popular. I made it as a sample for the sewing shop where I work, an example for the window to lure would-be beginner dressmakers. Then I nabbed it for our summer holiday camping in France.
I’m not 100% sure its for me, I nearly donated it to a charity shop, then I looked at these pictures and decided to keep it. I feel quite mumsy in it, but then, that’s not so bad is it?