6 May 2015

Polka Dot Arielle Skirt

Polka dot Arielle skirt - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons


Polka dot Arielle skirt - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

Are you participating in Me Made May? In case you don't know what I'm talking about, it's a challenge dreamed up by Zoe - who teaches some of our workshops here at T&TB HQ (new dates up now if you wanna come!) - to wear your self-stitched clothes every day through the month of May. I've been playing along for five years now, and always find it a useful way of figuring out where the gaps are in my handmade wardrobe.

I haven't been documenting my participation this year, mainly because I'm mostly wearing samples of patterns that we haven't released yet! But here's one I can show you - a polka dot Arielle skirt, the mini version of the pattern. Yeah it's pretty chilly in London at the moment, hence the sweater and tights. I'm also wearing a vest, if you must know.

Polka dot Arielle skirt - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

I found the fabric in one of the shops on Goldhawk Road. I'm terrible at remembering the names of the individual shops, but it's the one towards the Japanese restaurant, you know, the one with all the fabric. Nope. It's gone. Anyway, it's a cotton canvas with a lovely texture to it. The turquoise buttons were sitting in my stash, just waiting for a button-showcasing project like this one.

Polka dot Arielle skirt - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons
Polka dot Arielle skirt - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

Ooh yes, and it's got a slightly mad lining! This hot pink lining fabric was also sitting in my stash. I love the way it looks against the more sober monochrome shell fabric.

BTW I am LOVING seeing all the pics of people wearing the clothes they've made with T&TB patterns for Me Made May. So keep tagging me in on Instagram and Twitter - looking through them over breakfast is such an inspiring start to my day!

[Soundtrack: 'Playground Love' by Air]

12 comments:

  1. So pretty! Nice button/jumper/accessory matching too :)

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  2. Absolutely love this skirt:-) x

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  3. Very cute! I love the colour of the lining, I love making garments with hidden surprises, it makes me feel like I have a secret and puts a smile on my face

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  4. Beautiful Arielle! The buttons plus the polka dot pattern are so fun!

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  5. Your skirt is unbelieveably cute, love the surprise of hot pink lining. I'm coveting the Arielle skirt more than ever now!

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  6. Tilly Bean, you are too cute for words!!

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  7. Gorgeous Tilly! I love Me Made May. It's a good month as I have a few weddings, communions and girls nights to wear my creations and the weather is so changeable in May. Tights and jumpers to play suits and flip flops!

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  8. Hi Tilly,
    I love your skirt. I sew him the first time in Jeans. He fits perfect and I will wear him in my hollidaya in Italy ;). Thanks you.....
    Melanie (from Germany with bad English - sorry ;))

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  9. So pretty, I love the contrasting lining!

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  10. Nice Blundstones!! Pretty skirt too. I love the whole coordinated ensemble.

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  11. Love, Love, Love! The colored lining is inspired! I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat midnight) Hugs! P.S. don't forget to enter my new giveaway.

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  12. I so love this skirt! Nothing beats contrasting lining. Thank you very much for showing this to us. :) BTW, I'm hosting a giveaway currently. You can win one out of 10 super cute felt cell/mobile phone sewing kits. Have a lovely day. Jana

    www.meandmyveritas.wordpress.com

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