MIETTE


Step-by-step guidance to make your own Miette, the perfect sewing pattern for beginners!
Gently flared wraparound skirt ties at the front in a bow, with optional patch pockets. Super simple fitting, no fiddly closures, photo tutorials to hold your hand at every step of the make.

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26 comments:

  1. 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 x
    http://thelittleghostblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. 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.
    Love
    Dorothy
    :) xx

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  4. Love this skirt Tilly! Thanks ;)

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  7. Hi Tilly
    Do you think it would be possible to modify this pattern into a 50's style half pinny?
    thanks x

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  8. 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 . :)

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  9. 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....

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    1. 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!

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  10. 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 skirt
    Thanx

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    1. 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!

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    2. Hi

      I 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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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!

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  13. Hi, if I do not have a machine, can I sew by hand?

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    1. Technically you could do, but it would take you a long time. Much easier with a machine :)

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  14. 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?

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    1. Pleasure! Yes, that's right about the interfacing. It's a useful thing to keep a supply of though.

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  15. 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

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    1. 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 :)

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  16. Three Miette skirts made. So easy and effective. Trying to resist making a fourth!
    http://www.pinterest.com/nataliefa/heres-one-i-made-earlier/

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  17. Fabric ordered - i'm sooo looking forward to having a go at this super cute skirt :)

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  18. Couldn't recommend this pattern more to beginners!
    http://wethesewing.wordpress.com

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  19. 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! =)

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