Such a cute little skirt! Really want to go buy some fabric and have a go at making this now! I loved you on 'The Great British Sewing Bee' and it was so sad to see you go. Loved your polka dot blouse in the second week! I'd love to learn to make my own clothes, only 16 so plenty of time to learn!Paige xhttp://thelittleghostblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Tilly I just love your blog. You are a natural teacher and soo talented. Loved you on the Sewing Bee, you have such inspiring. After watching you I am seized with the desire to go and make something. I just love your blouse as it is so sophisticated and timeless, something any age group could work - wonderful. Thank you for sharing so much with us all.LoveDorothy:) xx
Love this skirt Tilly! Thanks ;)
Wow! I love that you my interest of sewing is growing. Can I do it the professional way without help as a bigginer? plz help me
Bought the pattern. Made the skirt. Wore it to work. Got nothing but compliments. Love it!I'll be making another this weekend. Lovely pattern, Tilly.
Hi Tilly Do you think it would be possible to modify this pattern into a 50's style half pinny? thanks x
made this yesterday. It took me all day but I didn't mind. Few minor issues mainly with not shortening the pattern before hand but it was super simple to make . :)
Hi Tilly I see you have a workshop at the Thrifty Stitcher next weekend to make this item. What skills do I need to come along and not be a pain in the bum?! I'm totally new to all this....
For the Miette class, you need to be comfortable using a sewing machine but you don't have to have any experience sewing clothing - I'll teach you the basics!
Hi tilly I am a beginner sewer and have tried some simple projects (lavender bags, etc) I was wondering if you think I'd be ready to take the plunge and make a miette skirtThanx
Definitely! I designed this pattern especially for people like you who can use a sewing machine but have never sewn a garment before. The detailed photo tutorials will take you through each step and teach you the basics of garment construction at the same time. Good luck!
HiI am new (ish) to dress making and will def try to make this. I need a skirt for holiday and this looks ideal :) Checkout my blog at sewthatagain.blogspot.co.uk
After weeks and weeks of debating whether I will be able to make Miette skirt I can actually wear I have finally bought the pattern. Now just to buy some fabric. Can't wait to get started!Fingers crossed for this beginner please!
am a quilter and flirting with the idea of sewing my first ever garment! might take the plunge soon.. as soon as I can sort/update my paypal account. excited much!
Hi, if I do not have a machine, can I sew by hand?
Technically you could do, but it would take you a long time. Much easier with a machine :)
Thanks you so much for the tutorials!! They have been a great help to get started :) Now, after succesfully stitching straight and curved lines and corners, I've bought the Miette pattern and will go fabric hunting this weekend :) Just a small question about the instructions: you mention 'interfacing, similar weight to your fabric', but it is only used for the waistband, right?
Pleasure! Yes, that's right about the interfacing. It's a useful thing to keep a supply of though.
Hi Tilly and greetings from Canada. this is my first 'grown up' sewing project and I am loving your tutorials! I have been having a great time making this skirt but i have hit a problem with the pockets :( they are really loose and 'gappy' (i dont even think that is a word) any suggestions on how to fix them? other than that it has been great, although I havent hemmed it yet and I am a little scared of that :s
Hi Victoria, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the tutorials and pattern, but sorry to hear you're having an issue with the pockets. What fabric are you using? If it's a medium or heavy weight fabric there shouldn't be any gape in the pockets. They have been designed and drafted with ease so you can get your hand, tissues etc in them, but not so much to be loose. If it's the top edge that is drooping, you could try adding a strip of interfacing. Or if it's the whole thing, you could unpick the centre front seam and pull the pocket seam in a tiny bit at the top to eliminate some of the ease. I hope this helps? And don't worry about hemming - that's possibly the easiest part :)
Three Miette skirts made. So easy and effective. Trying to resist making a fourth!http://www.pinterest.com/nataliefa/heres-one-i-made-earlier/
Insane amounts of cute!!
Fabric ordered - i'm sooo looking forward to having a go at this super cute skirt :)
Couldn't recommend this pattern more to beginners! http://wethesewing.wordpress.com
All your stuff is pretty adorable! I just got your book last week too! Love it! I made the gathered skirt (can't remember what it's called) and I love it! It's on my blog here! =)
Tilly, thanks so much for all your tutes and tips! Such a great help for beginners like myself! I've only just realised why you look SOOOOO familiar after I read someone else's comment1
thanks Tilly for your generosity in teaching us. Irene
Hi TillyI ordered the Miette pattern and just made a colourful version that I love. The pattern is worth every penny for clarity and I will be using it again and again, thank you! One question... I joined pinterest to see everyone's makes but I can't work out how to add mine to the miette section :) no bigs but thought I would ask as I have the coco and other dress and if I like them as much as the skirt I would like to share :)
Hi Hazel! It's amazing to hear that you've enjoyed making Miette, and we'd love to see what you've made! The best way to submit your images for our Pinterest boards is to send them to the email address below (we'd love to open up the boards, but have to moderate images for spam!)lookwhatImade@tillyandthebuttons.comTake care xx
Hi, I bought this pattern - I'm beginner and I've made a few baby clothes already and this was my first pattern that I've made from start to finish. Because of this, I did it in Toile as I have a lovely fabric I want to use but don't want to ruin it. This is a really pretty pattern and I really found most of it was great. But then I got to the end of the pattern and it was like - what? There are so many things you haven't told me!!! I felt like until then everything was step by step and very understandable (with a little bit of thought and deliberation) and then it got to the last few steps and it felt super rushed and not very well explained. I think I did ok with 'where the skirt joins the waist band' part but after that I was lost. When and how am i joining the back of the skirt to the waist band ties? (I kind of made it up myself) and also you don't mention anything about finishing the edges. of the front panels and then hemming the back of the skirt I could have used some advice and instruction- the back for me was sort of curved.....and so didn't make a neat hem. Also the side seam - as a beginner this wasn't totally clear to me and could have used a bit more detail!
Hi Unknown, sorry to hear you're having difficulties finishing off your Miette - hopefully I can help as much as possible. Once you've sewn the side seams of the front and back skirt pieces together, a step prompts you to finish the centre front and side seams with zig-zag stitch, pinking shears or an overlocker - this is when you finish the edges. You then make up two waistband pieces made up of three rectangles each. One waistband is sewn to the top of the skirt, then the two waistbands sewn together, leaving an opening to turn it to the inside. This will then enclose the top of the skirt inside the waistband ties. The bottom of the skirt is slightly curved to allow for a nice full circle shape, but don't forget you are pressing it up by 1/2in, then folding over 1/2in again - a hot steamy iron will help!These blog posts may be of use to you too..http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2013/04/miette-attach-waistband-to-skirt.htmlhttp://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2013/04/miette-hemming.htmlI hope this helpsHappy sewing :)
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