I sound like a broken record, but I'm sure you all know about my skirt fitting issues by now. I've managed to draft one successfully, but I'm still not an avid skirt-wearer. So when Tilly's cute Miette pattern made its debut I was a little reluctant, but I thought a wrap skirt might fit differently. And fit differently it did!
The ties allow you to adjust this skirt to your exact measurements and so I can get away with it sitting a smidgeon lower than non-wrap skirts do. Which makes a big difference to my proportions in my opinion, especially coupled with a cropped number.
I made the pocket version of Miette out of some lovely deep blush upholstery fabric which I found for £1 a metre, making this skirt an absolute bargain! The fabric has a soft, peachy feel a bit like suede...I'm kind of in love with it. Because it's in a solid colour, I thought I'd add a bit more detail to the pockets with a crochet trim. I think it's worked out very sweetly with the cute trim and girly bow!
If you're worried about your modesty with a wrap skirt, you don't have to with Miette. Tilly has designed it with plenty of overlap, so gust of winds won't get the better of you. I cut out a straight Size 3, which is fine as I like a close fit at the waist, but I imagine if I went up a size the overlap would be even bigger and I'd still get a close fit at the waist, due to the adjustable ties.
Finally, a note on the construction. Miette is fairly labelled as a 'beginner' pattern as it doesn't get much easier than this. The part that took me the longest time had nothing to do with sewing - it was turning the darned waist ties back the right way! If you have a bit of experience under your belt, you'll find the simple instructions (with nifty tick boxes!) more than enough to get you through. But if you need a bit of extra guidance, Tilly's online instructions are exceptional. If you're tempted by Miette, do jump in and give it a go - the pattern pieces match up perfectly, it comes together really fast and the end result is adorable.
Two thumbs up for my Miette! Now I need to find (or make) some more fitted cropped tops to pair with it ;o)
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