My Miette skirt

I must be the last sewer out there to sew the Miette skirt by Tilly. I bought the pattern back in August, and only recently I took the time to sew it.

It is a test version, though, in a low-price fabric purchased at a local fabric market (it sticks to my thigths so I’m sure it is polyester).
What can I say? I am not a fan of this line of skirts, because I’m convinced that pencil skirts are the right ones for me… So I wore it without tucking in the sweater.
This doesn’t mean that the pattern isn’t good or that the instructions aren’t clear enough. The pattern is labeled as a beginner one, and I totally agree. The only part which can be tricky is the waistband, because it is so long 🙂 Otherwise, it’s a very quick make. And if you are in trouble, Tilly has extensive and picture-loaded instructions on her blog  – and that’s good for visual learners like me.
Here are a few more (crappy) indoor pics:

Sorry for the wrinkles, I took these when we came back home from the Christmas party at school 🙂


In these few pictures, I wore it with the sweater tucked in, just to show you how it looks on me. What do you, think, is it a good shape for my body type?

And last, a picture with my lovely photographer: 
Pattern review:
Pattern Description:
Gently flared wraparound skirt ties at the front in a bow, with optional patch pockets. Super simple fitting, no fiddly closures, photo tutorials to hold your hand at every step of the make

Pattern Sizing:
1-6. I made size 5.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were, especially since Tilly provides step-by-step instructions on her site, with a lot of pictures.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked it being easy to sew, and to personalize the way I like. Nothing to dislike here 🙂

Fabric Used:
A polyester gabardine

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Didn’t make the pockets. Cut the front on the fold, as one piece.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably. Yes!

Conclusion:
It is a very easy sewing project, perfect for beginners!

Versione italiana:

Devo essere l’ultima a cucire la gonna Miette di Tilly. Ho comprato questo cartamodello ad agosto, ma mi sono presa il tempo giusto per cucirla solo recentemente.
E’ una versione di prova, in un tessuto a basso costo, comprato al mercato locale (si attacca alle mie gambe, quindi sono sicura che è poliestere).
Cosa posso dire? Non sono una fan di questo tipo di gonne, perché sono convinta che solo le gonne diritte, “a matita”, mi stanno bene… Quindi l’ho indossata con un maglioncino di sopra.
Questo non vuol dire che il cartamodello o le istruzioni non siano buone o chiare. Il cartamodello è marcato come “Per principianti”, e sono d’accordo. L’unica parte che può essere difficile è la cintura, perché è così lunga 🙂 Altrimenti, è un progetto molto veloce. E se si è in difficoltà, Tilly ha istruzioni dettagliate e con tantissime foto sul suo blog – e questo è ottimo per chi impara bene vedendo fare le cose.
Nelle ultime foto l’ho indossata con il maglioncino dentro, per farvi vedere come mi sta. Che ne dite, mi sta bene?
All’ultimo, una foto con la mia piccola fotografa ufficiale 🙂

Merry Christmas, everyone! May you all have a peaceful and happy Christmas together with your beloved ones!