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Tilly & The Buttons - Dominique Pattern

£12.50

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!

Fabric requirements: 

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)

Size guide:

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
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)