Tilly & The Buttons - Dominique Pattern
Create yourself a gorgeous handmade skirt with the help of popular pattern designer, Tilly & The Buttons.
The straight skirt is designed to be super simple for beginners. It features straight seams to practise your stitching and an elasticated waistband for an easy fit - with no fiddly zips or buttonholes! Choose from knee length or above-the-knee hemline, and add the optional turnover top patch pockets.
The flared version of the skirt is slightly more challenging, as it's cut on the bias and we suggest a drapier fabric for a flowing silhouette. Choose from knee length or on-trend midi hemline, with optional turnover top pockets, belt loops and elegant sash.
Why are these patterns so great? Not only do you get the pattern, but also full-colour step-by-step instructions with photographs, so you don't have to be a great pattern reader to be able to make a modern and stylish dress.
Straight skirt – Use medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, linen, lighter weight denim and needlecord.
Flared skirt – Use 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!
Straight skirt: 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 3.1m (3½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide (less for knee-length version, extra for fabric with a directional print)
You will also need your waist measurement in 25mm elastic, a large safety pin, and your machine with basic tools. For optional belt loops: 14cm (5 1/2in) of 4-7mm (1/8-3/8in) wide ribbon or two elasticated hairbands
- Produced by Tilly & The Buttons
- Full-colour, step-by-step instructions
- Designed for beginners
- Fits measurements from 30-44 inch bust/ 24-38inch waist/ 33-47inch hips (cut according to size required)
|1||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|