Miette skirt in deep blush

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)



Have you made Miette yet? If you need even more reasons to give it a go, check out Tilly's Maker Gallery.

64 comments:

  1. This looks really good on you! I know what you mean about that peachy feel to the fabric - feels so safe and comforting! Great Miette!

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    1. Thanks Nessa! Yes, the fabric feels really luxurious I guess!

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  2. It was so lush to see you yesterday! We need to make it a regular thing. I'm gutted I can't go to Birmingham now! That Miette is fabulous! That rosy colour is so perfect on you! x

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    1. Yay, we finally got to meet! I'm sure they'll be a next time too, don't worry! And thanks for the kind words about my Miette!

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  3. Looks great - that colour fabric really is lovely.

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  4. Love it!! And of course I adore the crochet trim !!! What a brilliant pattern....you look gorgeous in it....maybe this is your go to skirt pattern?

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    1. I knew you'd approve of the crochet trim Winnie ;o) Maybe it could be my go-to skirt pattern...I have another cut out already!

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  5. Great skirt and I really like the colour!

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  6. What a great colour and the crochet trim finishes it perfectly.

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    1. Thank you Claire...crochet trim makes everything better ;o)

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  7. Cute little skirt. The pinkish red is lovely with your colouring too. Very flattering. I hope to make a Miette soon but I've so many other projects I've to get through them first! Hopefully next month

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  8. Lovely skirt and that's a really nice detail on the pocket! It goes beautifully with that top too!

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  9. great colour and lovely trim to the pockets. well done!

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  10. Your skirt looks great! I really like the colour and the lacy pocket edging, also your top is gorgeous.

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  11. Love this - it's such a pretty colour on you too :-)

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  12. Love this on you, perfect colour!

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    1. I'm not really a pink girl usually, but this shade is so lovely! Thank you!

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  13. You look adorable! I love wrap skirts. The trim on the pockets is such a nice touch.

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  14. oooh lovely:) the colour is great.. I just made Gerties new crop top pattern.. it might go well with this skirt in different colours/fabrics? :)

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    1. Oooh, great idea...thanks so much!

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  15. Love the colour, shape, fit, style...EVERYTHING! I want one!

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    1. Hehe, thanks! Well, pop on over and download the pattern I say ;o)

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  16. I love the skirt and the color! It looks fun to wear. If it weren't a PDF pattern (I don't have a printer!) I'd definitely have this one in my queue as well.

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    1. Shucks, what a shame you don't have a printer! I'm quite cheeky though as I get in early to work and print off my PDF patterns there sometimes. Naughty!!!

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  17. The colour is fantastic! Looks great.

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  18. Gorgeous! Definitely one of my favourite versions. I'm just working up to cutting this myself out of some of the fabric I got on Saturday. Really lovely to meet you by the way, I'm now trying to rearrange a few things so I can make it to the meet up in Birmingham.

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    1. Thanks so much, very kind of you and I think you'll look amazing in this skirt! Fingers crossed you can make Birmingham...whoop!

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  19. That colour is simply divine and I love the trim- what a gorgeous make!

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  20. love it. the pocket trim is especially cute! lovely to meet you on saturday. can't wait to see your makes!

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    1. Thanks so much and it was great to meet you too!

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  21. Beautiful skirt! I love the detail on the pockets. Really nice color! I would of never thought to at upholstery fabric. I think I need this skirt.

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    1. Yeah, make this skirt...it's so cute! And I can definitely vouch for upholstery fabric in this instance ;o)

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  22. A beautiful skirt in a beautiful color!

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  23. love it, the crochet trim is really cute. The whole
    outfit looks great and really easy and flattering to
    wear.

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  24. I love the lace trimming on the pockets! Well done!

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  25. All I have to say is: I TOLD YOU SO!!! Hahaha!! You look great!

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  26. This is so cute! It's such a beautiful color. I love the crochet trim on the tops of the pockets. Such a nice touch!

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  27. This is a gorgeous version of the Miette! I love the pocket detailing you added as well as the colour of that fabric. Beautiful :)

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  28. This looks great on you! I love the colour. It sounds like we have similar fit issues, aren't they a pain?! ;)

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    1. Yeah, they sure are a pain! But I reckon this skirt would be a good fit for you too!

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  29. This is so cute! It looks great on you! I'm nearly done making one for my sister in red linen, and it really is incredibly fast and easy to make.

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    1. You literally are the world's sister...red linen will look so yummy!

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  30. This is so cute! The color and trim are perfect!

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  31. Nice job. Love the little details, especially the lace on the pockets.

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  32. I made one last week but I stupidly chose the wrong material for it. Can't wait to remake it!
    Yours is absolutely adorable!

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  33. I love the lace on the pockets! And I love the pattern it was so easy to make and really cute!

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