Tilly and the Buttons • Dominique • Beginners

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Tilly and the Buttons • Dominique • Beginners

The straight skirt, with knee length or above-the-knee hemline, is incredibly easy to sew. The flared skirt, with knee length or midi hemline, is cut on the bias for a flowing silhouette. Add the optional patch pockets or elegant sash. With straight stitching, an elasticated waistline, and easy-to-follow instructions, this is a perfect pattern for beginners... or a satisfying one hour project for more experienced stitchers!

Skill level: Beginners

Fabric suggestions: Straight skirt – Medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, linen, lighter weight denim and needlecord. Flared skirt – Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crêpe de chine. Avoid anything slippery if you’re a beginner!


Fabric - Straight skirt with pockets: 1.1m (1 ¼ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide; Flared midi skirt with sash: 2.5m (2 3/4 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 3.3m (3 ⅝ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide (less for knee-length version, extra for fabric with a directional print)
Matching thread
Your waist measurement in 25mm (1in) wide elastic
Large safety pin
For optional belt loops: 14cm (5 1/2in) of 4-7mm (1/8-3/8in) wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands
Sewing machine and basic tools

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