Using leftovers for Arielle

A review of Arielle Skirt

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Reviewed by MelleMiio on 9th May, 2019

For my 1st version, I decided to make a super economical version, with the various brique red fabrics leftovers from my last projects: the cape V9288 and the dress Freya. And with this project ends, normally, my phase “brick color” with an Arielle skirt as red Arielle the little mermaid!

The sewing doesn’t present any particular difficulty, except perhaps seaming together the two opposite curves of the facing and the lining.Indeed, the seam allowance of 1.5 cm (quite standard in Anglo-Saxon patterns) does not make easy sewing these curves together. The instructions calls for snipping the seam allowance BEFORE sewing … which opens to me a great potential of mistakes.

My other down point: no pockets. Hence the 4 stars for that, otherwise, great pattern.

As usual, this pattern of Tilly and the buttons is easy to make and fits well. I’ll keep it preciously in my pattern library to remake it.In addition, it uses very little fabric and can effectively eliminate some fabric remnants in the stash …

More on the blog: https://miio.org/sofar/gb/aiguille-ciseaux/coudre-jupe-arielle-tilly-buttons