1 October 2013

Scallop Pocket Miette Skirt


Don't you just love a quickie dressmaking project? My third Miette skirt took all of two hours to make - it's so easy! The perfect way to spend a chilly Autumnal evening in my book is to start with some fabric and finish with a skirt. I'd seen so many gorgeous Miette skirts all over the internet recently that I couldn't resist whipping up another one for myself.




I'm definitely on a roll with sewing for my style - this is the kind of skirt I'd wear every day with a jumper or Breton top and various shades of coloured tights (mmm... coloured tights...). This time I hacked the pocket pattern to make a scalloped shape, inspired by this skirt that Casey made ages ago and which I still think about - love it so! I edged the pockets in red topstitching thread to highlight the shape.



Have you made Miette yet? You can buy the pattern here. Do share a picture if it's not already on the Pinterest board!

[Soundtrack: 'You Know I'm No Good' by Amy Winehouse]

32 comments:

  1. Really love those scalloped pockets Tilly!! Yay :)

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  2. Tilly, I really, really loved your post about sewing for your style. It really made me re-evaluate my sewing choices more and i'm making less idiotic decisions about what to sew. I really did get suckered into fancy dresses (Colette is the devil!) and as I learnt more skills in sewing I wanted to sew more advanced items. But honestly, all I really am is a jeans/tank top/simple midi skirt girl. So thank you so much for making me realise that. Miette is next on my sewing table and i'm loving this version!

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you found that post useful. I love sewing fancy dresses too, but these days I much prefer making everyday clothes too. Are you going to make your own jeans??

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    2. Gosh i'm not sure... maybe if you go first!

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  3. Hi Tilly

    How can you add our Miette's photo on the Pinterest board?

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    1. Just leave a link to your skirt (from Pinterest/Flickr/blog etc) on the Miette page (or this post) and I'll pin it. Maybe there's an easier way...?

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  4. Tilly, every time I see a new outfit or garment, I love your style more and more everyday! It is so classic and simple--timeless style really!

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  5. Love the scallops! They're such a cute way to add a bit of flair to a quick, easy make :)

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  6. Great spin on an already lovely skirt!

    Gemma
    fadedwindmills.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Pretty as always! I love the simple, classic shape of this skirt!

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  8. Funny I just a second ago pinned that tutorial by Casey! I've been thinking I need to make another Miette, for winter, but having seen yours (mine is also denim with red topstitching) with the red tights I think it looks rather fab. Though I must say I fancy a corduroy one if I can find some suitable fabric.

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    1. I found some lovely needlecord on fabriclands website. Horrible website, but it was a very good price.

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  9. Love the skirt and pocket Tilly really fab. Wonderful to do it in two hours - I need to get my skates on as it takes me ages! Great post as always Tilly, thanks so much
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  10. Cute! Cider didn't impact too much, then.

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  11. You look terrific, Tilly! I really like the red topstitching, especially combined with your red tights/red shoes :)

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  12. Got the fabric for the Miette on Sunday, assembled the pattern yesterday, cutting fabric today, and hoping to sew tomorrow. This is such an exciting project, thanks so much for giving us beginning sewists a super cute garment to sew!!! I am using a lightweight denim and hope to share the results with you :)

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  13. Cute! I've made one Miette, actually as a test because I wanted to share it with some family who were just sewing their first skirts! (No good pictures of it though, I should fix that . . . ) It worked well for teaching, but I think my favorite part is how cute the shape is on—I've been thinking of making another one for me just for fun.

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  14. This is super cute- love the topstitching!

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  15. Very cute inded! I love the red and blue. And I love the sweet pocket detail! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  16. Love the cute pockets and your outfit. They look like Swedish Hasbeens.

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  17. super cute! tiny detail, great impact!

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  18. What a great skirt Tilly! I've made 2 Miette skirts so far in linen - a midi and a maxi version. Really great pattern and my midi version was worn a lot this summer, very cute and practical! But neither of my skirts have pockets and now I've seen this lovely with the scalloped pockets and eyecatching topstitching, I may just have to make one in denim for the winter and blatantly copy yours! Thanks for the inspiration! BTW - I've uploaded pics of my skirts to Pinterest - YoSaMi but not sure how to pin them to your board!

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    1. If you leave me the link here I'll repin them - I'd love to see!

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  19. Very cute! I'm following your lead and attempted to make things that suit my style, I'm always distracted by pretty colours or patterns, only to find they don't match anything in my wardrobe and end up languishing unworn. So far I've knit myself a plain green sweater because it fills a massive hole in my wardrobe and I've already worn it so much, I can't wash it fast enough!

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  20. Ooh that's lovely. So funny I was only looking at the tutorial yesterday as I was thinking I want to have side pockets instead of in seams ones on a skirt I'm making. Those shoes are the boom ting as well :)

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  21. Cut out my second one tonight, without pockets this time.

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  22. oh you are just too cute in this! I love that your wore the red tights to match the top stitch. so adorable!
    I really need to make a simple project soon. i keep wanting to make fancy things that take ages!

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  23. Oh it's so perfect! I love it with the red stockings too. I seriously need to hurry up and make one for myself :)

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  24. The skirt is so cute!
    You are so talented! I am not good at sewing.
    http://www.chicabiti.com/

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  25. Adorable skirt! You always style your outfits so well. Can't wait to see your next project!

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  26. I love the scalloped pocket. So cute!!

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