I've got another double dose of a pattern to show off today! I seem to do this when I try a pattern and it magically fills a space in my wardrobe so perfectly - after the first, I promptly make another. But I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who does that!
Anyway, this time it happened with Tilly's Miette skirt. After about a year of ignoring its charms my mind suddenly did an inexplicable U-turn in early May and it was all I could think about. I had the perfect fabric, too - a gorgeous floral chintz I purchased from Marie of A Stitching Odyssey. She used it for her amazing Elisalex (love love LOVE!), so when she announced she had some for sale in her Etsy shop, I pounced.
|Pic nabbed from Me-Made-May - excuse the wrinkles!|
I don't have much to say about the pattern that Jen didn't say last April (along with the many other bloggers who've made and loved this skirt), so this post will mostly be photos! Suffice to say I love it. It works through all seasons - in May alone I wore it with bare legs, sandals and a strappy top on our rare warm and sunny days, and tights, boots and a jumper on the miserable ones!
My second version, completed 10 days after the first, is a slightly more functional version in denim. Functional, yes, but as MMM showed me, I need more plain-fabric items in my wardrobe to pair with my patterned tops.
I bought this denim from my local fabric shop and deliberately asked for only 120cm (it's 150cm wide). I wanted to see whether a Miette could be made from that small amount, and it totes can! Bear in mind I'm very wee and hacked 8cm off the length of the pattern, and I used a contrasting polka dot (of course!) fabric for my waistband facing and one side of the ties, but still... good to know this pattern is not a major fabric-suck!
|Sorry to blind you with my pasty-white legs!|
I made a bit of a feature of the centre front seam by topstitching each side with a tan topstitching thread. I used the same thread to stitch the hem, and love the way it looks.
Jamie took these photos for me last Sunday when we had some rare sunshine. We had a lovely lazy day - a lie-in, a nice walk along the river near our flat, and then I spent all afternoon sewing. Oh, and we started watching Orange is the New Black! In case you haven't seen it, it's awesome I'd totally recommend.
Rightio, I have a couple more photos, and then I swear I'll leave you in peace. Til next time lovelies!
|Distracted by a passing pug|