17 February 2016

Introducing the Dominique Sewing Pattern!

 If you read yesterday's blog post about our online sewing workshops, you may have spotted mention of a new pattern used in Learn to Sew Skirts.

Good news! You can get your hands on the new pattern even if you don't take the workshop...


Dominique is actually two skirts in one - ideal for novice stitchers, or a super satisfying one hour make for more experienced dressmakers.

We designed the straight skirt to be the perfect first project for a beginner. With simple construction, no-fuss fitting, no fiddly bits - and of course our beginner-friendly instructions - it's seriously easy to make!

We then added the flared skirt pattern as a slightly more challenging project to progress onto. With bias-cut pieces, a different hemming method, plus optional turnover top pockets and elegant sash, it'll take your skills up a notch.

Wear the skirt year round - with an Agnes top and bare legs when it's warm, knitwear and boots when it's not so warm!

  • Start with the super simple straight skirt, progress to the bias-cut flared skirt
  • Practise your stitching with easy-to-sew straight panelled seams
  • Elasticated waistline is simple to make - no fiddly zips or buttonholes
  • Easy to fit - the elastic cinches it in at the waist for a modern-casual style, with no darts needed
  • Versatile design - choose from above-the-knee, knee-length or midi hemlines
  • Make it your own with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops or elegant sash

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Dominique comes with a gorgeous instruction booklet written in plain English, with helpful tips and colour photos demonstrating each step.

It's available as a beautiful printed pattern sent in the post with full size sheets and colour booklet, or a digital version which will be emailed instantly for you to print and assemble at home.

Patterns are also winging its way to stockists across the world. If your favourite local haberdashery doesn't have it in stock, you can ask them to order it!

The pattern comes in eight sizes, from UK 6 - 20. The simplicity of its shape makes this pattern easy to grade up to larger plus sizes - we've got a blog post coming up to help you choose your size and create a bigger size if needed.

Need some extra guidance? Wish you could join a class to make the skirt? Well now you can!

Watch the steps in video lessons with our online workshop, Learn to Sew Skirts. The print-at-home version of the pattern is included as part of the course materials.

Photographer: Fanni Williams / Hair and make up: Elbie van Eeden / Model: Sara Cudicio
Fabric: Chambray anchors fabric c/o M is for MakeCoral crepe de chine c/o Sew Over It
The model is also wearing the Agnes top pattern from our shop / narrow stripe jersey fabric c/o Dragonfly Fabrics
Special thanks to our pattern testers for your helpful feedback x x x


  1. Love this pattern! A great everyday skirt. Had lots of compliments on both of mine!

  2. Is this high waist skirt? Or can it also "sit" on hips? :) I love this pattern but high waist skirts are unflattering on me. I am very new to sewing so I apologize if my question is stupid. :)

    1. Not a stupid question at all :) The skirt is designed to sit on your natural waist (where you bend at the side), but if you prefer it to sit lower, simply measure the elastic to your hips rather than waist.


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