Tilly and the Buttons
Buy the Dominique Skirt sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. This is the ideal project for a novice stitcher, or a satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.
Designed to be super simple for beginners, the straight skirt features straight seams to practise your stitching and an elasticated waistband for an easy fit – no fiddly zips or buttonholes! Choose from knee length or above-the-knee, and add the optional turnover top patch pockets.
The flared version of the skirt is slightly more challenging, as it’s cut on the bias and we suggest a drapier fabric for a flowing silhouette. Choose from knee length or an on-trend midi hemline, with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops and an elegant sash.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Dominique includes instructions in plain English, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
Suggested fabrics: Straight skirt: Medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, linen, lighter weight denim and needlecord // Flared skirt: Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crêpe de chine. Avoid anything slippery if you’re a beginner!
Straight skirt with pockets: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1.1 m (1 1/4 yards) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 1.5 m (1 5/8 yards)
Flared midi skirt with sash: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.5 m (2 3/4 yards) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 3.3 m (3 5/8 yards) (less for knee-length version; extra for fabric with a directional print)
Sizing: 1 – 8 (UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart.
Notions: Matching thread; your waist measurement in 25 mm (1″) wide elastic; large safety pin; for optional belt loops: 14 cm (5 1/2″) of 4-7 mm (1/8″-3/8″) wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands.
This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.
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