I finally, having downloaded it ages ago, made myself a Miette skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I downloaded the pattern particularly for a fabric which one of my most-lovely-friends-ever had given me. It’s an amazingly blue-brown-golden batiked cotton from Indonesia which is amazing up-close – really really detailed – and I wanted a pattern that would enable the pattern to be almost undisturbed (sorry, unironed pictures!):
The Miette fit the bill, being simple, but cute. The only change I made was to cut the front piece on the fold, instead of seaming it together, to keep the pattern in one piece. Beyond that, there’s not much to say – it’s nice, it’s cute, it was superquick. The fabric pressed really nicely and was a joy to work with, and I love the result. The only change I would make in the future would be to cut a larger size – I cut this skirt based on my waist size, but when I wore the skirt for the first time, I realized I don’t really like wearing a high-waisted tie-skirt, because I don’t like tucking shirts in. And if I don’t tuck in, then the bow stands out, and the shirt looks funny because of the bow underneath, and… you get the idea. I can still wear this lower on my hips (like in the photo below), no problem, but the seams are slightly in the wrong place. Still: no danger of flashage even when worn lower – very well-designed, and I’m fairly certain there’ll be more of this skirt at some point!
In other news, the British summer has crept up on my, and beyond the Miette, I have yet to make any summer clothes. If I don’t hurry up, the nice weather will be gone by the time I have any, so before the weekend, I’m aiming to get my sewing skates on, and cut a skirt and t-shirt today. Wish me luck!
How is your seasonal sewing going? Are you ill-prepared like me?